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Harry C Pulliam 




or the 

National League 


Professional Base Ball Clubs 





Constitution of the National League 
of Professional Base Ball Clubs 


SECTION 1. This Association shall he called the Na- 
tional League of Professional Base Ball Clubs. 

SEC. 2. The objects of this League are: 

1. To immortalize base ball as the national game of the 
United States. 

2. To surround it with such safeguards as to warrant 
absolute public confidence in its integrity and methods. 

3. To protect and promote the mutual interests of pro- 
fessional base ball clubs and professional base ball players, 

4. To establish and regulate the professional base ball 
championship of the United States. 


SEC. 3. This League shall consist of eight clubs (the 
membership shall not be increased or diminished except 
by unanimous consent of the League), located in and rep- 
resenting the following cities, to wit: Boston, New York, 
Brooklyn. Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Cincinnati. St. Louis 
and Chicago, and in no event shall there be more than one 
club in any city. 

Withdrawal from Membership. 

SEC. 4. Any club member of the League unable to meet 
the obligations it has assumed may ask the League for per- 
mission to dispose of its rights and franchises as a member 
of the League in that city to some other corporation. In 
the event of this League giving its consent to the transfer 

of membership from one company to another it miw 1"' 
understood that the new member shall assume with the 
franchise and rights of the retiring company all the lia- 
bilities, responsibilities and obligations entered into by 
the retiring company. It most also be understood by the 
retiring and new company thai ipany retiring shall 

not be relieved or released from any contract or obligation 
entered mto by it to this League until all of said contracts 
and obligations have been fully paid and determined bj 
company accepting its membership, rights and franchises. 

Admission to Membership. 

SEC. 5. A company to be admitted to membership in 

this League must first deliver t" the Secretary of the 

League a written application signed by it- President and 

etary, accompanied by documents showing that such 

company is regularly organized, chartered and officered, and 
i- prepared to fully comply with the provisions of Section 4 
"f tin I Oil titution. Such application shall al 
transmitted by the Secretary to the Board of Director-, 
who shall immediately investigate and report upon said 

application. munkated to the League 

through the Secretary. 

SEC. 6. The voting upon an application for membership 
shall be by ballot, ,-i three-fourths vote being requisil 

In Regard to Vacancies. 

SEC. 7. In case a vacancy occurs in the membership of 
this organization during the champion-li 

(lent shall nominate to all the clubs all ap] for mem- 

bership; and the vote thereon may be taken by telegraph 
or mail, as occasion may require, and a majority of all the 
clubs will be required to admit any applicant to member 
ship. Such membership, however, shall continue only until 
the next annual meeting, but uch club hall 1" 
all the rules and requin I this organization. 

Termination of Membership. 
oec. 8. 1 ],,. membership of any chih 

f'"li 1 J eS '* nat ' on llnI I by a three fourth 

01 all clubs in meeting duly com irovided in Sec- 


-■ P* f' 1 '' 1 " ut its nine at the time and place 

ed upon to play any championship game, unli 
by unavoidable accident in traveling. 

3. By allowing open betting or pool selling upon its 
grounds or in any building owned or occupied by it. 

4. By playing any game of ball with a club that is dis- 
qualified or ineligible under this Constitution. 

5. By offering, agreeing, conspiring or attempting to lose 
any game of ball; or failing to immediately expel any 
player who shall be proven guilty of offering, agreeing, 
conspiring or attempting to lose any game of ball, or of 
being interested in any pool or wager thereon. 

6. By disbandment of its organization or club team 
during the championship season. 

7. By failing or refusing to fulfill its contractual obli- 

8. By failing or refusing to comply with any lawful re- 
quirement of the Board of Directors. 

9. By wilfully violating any provision of this Constitu- 
tion, or the legislation or playing rules made in pursuance 
thereof, or any violation of the provisions of the National 

The Expulsion of Clubs. 

SEC. 9. To carry into effect the provisions of Section 8 
of this Constitution, the facts in any case covered by such 
section must be reported to the Secretary of the League, 
who shall at once notify by mail or telegraph the party 
charged with the specified default or offense, and inquire 
whether any dispute exists as to the facts alleged. Tn case 
the facts are disputed, the Board shall, after due notice, 
try the case under such regulations as they may prescribe; 
and their finding shall be final and conclusive on all parties 
except in case of expulsion, when such finding shall be for- 
warded to each club, whicli shall transmit to the Secretary 

written ballots "For Expulsion" or "Against Expulsion"; 
and if seven clubs vote "For Expulsion" the Secretary shall 
notify all clubs of the forfeiture of membership of the party 

Dues and Assessments. 
SEC. 10. 1. Each club shall pay to the Secretary, on or 
before the first day of April of each year, the sum of $100.00 
as annual dues: and such other sums as from time to time 
may be assessed for the payment of salaries of officer- and 
umpires, and for -neb other expenses as may be incurred 
by order of this League or the Hoard of Directors. Also 
all fines ,-,,1,1 penalties imposed by said League or its Hoard 

ot Directors upon a club or upon .any club officer, player, 


manager, scorer, or other employe when so levied and im- 
posed by virtue of, and in accordance with, the provisions 
of this Constitution and the Playing Rules of this League. 

2. Upon conviction of any of the offenses prescribed in 
Section 8 as causes for expulsion, the Board of Directors 
may, in the first instance, as a preliminary to, or in lieu 
of expulsion, impose such a fine as is in their judgment 
commensurate with the injury; which fine may include 
a penalty payable to any other club or clubs as an equiva- 
lent for damages sustained for such violation of this 
Constitution, or of the legislation or contracts made in pur- 
suance tbereof. 


SEC. 11. At its annual meeting the League shall elect 
a President ami a Secretary-Treasurer and Board of Direc- 
tors. The President shall be ex-officio Chairman of the 
Board of D He shall report to the Board of Direc- 

tors any violation of the provisions of iln I . n titution that 
may conic to his knowledge. He shall be the sole inter- 
preter of the Playing Rules during the championship season. 
He shall preside at all the meetings of the League, and at 
the annual meeting of the League shall act as Schedule 
committee, unless said meeting shall otherwise direct. 

Should the office of the become vacant by 

death, resignation, or removal, the Board of Directors shall, 
within thirty days thereafter, elect a President. The office 
of President and Secretary-Treasurer may be held by the 
same person. 

The Secretary's Duties. 

SEC. 12. The Secretary shall be the Treasurer of the 

League, and as such shall be the custodian of all funds of 

t r e „ L ?8 ul •' II dues, feet and nts. which 

Shall he placed to the credit of the Treasurer in some 

hank <,f deposit to meet current expen i Hi .hall make 

as shall he ordered by the Board or by the 

1 th< League, and render annually a report of his 

ants; and he ,l,all give such bond, with approval surc- 

afer l A e p " ,ar(1 ma >' require, 

f ,i ri 3 '- ' ,! ' Secretary shall have the custody and care 
01 the ofhcial records and papers of the League; shall 
a true Stenographic record of all meetings of t 1 
ancl the Board; shall issue all official notices, and 
to the necessary correspondent 
turmsh such reports as may be called for by the Board, 

and shall be entitled to such books, stationery, blanks and 

materials as the actual duties of his office may require. 

SEC. 14. The Secretary shall keep a record of all in- 
fractions of the rules and regulations of the League that 
may come under his notice, and shall make a report on the 
same l'i ill- Hoard at its next meeting'. 

SEC. 15. The Secretary shall receive such salary as the 
Board by vote shall determine, and shall be reimbursed for 
all traveling expenses actually incurred by him in the 
service of the League; and the Board may exact from him 
such guarantees for the faithful performance of his duties 
as they would deem for the interest and safety of the 
League. At the expiration of his term of office' he shall 
account for, and deliver up to the Board; all the property 
and papers which may have come into his hands by virtue 
of his office. 

SEC. 16. The Board of Directors shall consist of the 
President anil four other members, to be chosen at the an- 
nual meeting by ballot, two of whom shall represent the 
Eastern clubs and two the Western clubs. 

SEC. 17. In case of vacancy in the Board by reason of 
the death, resignation, absence, or disqualification of any 
Director, the club of which he was a member, at the time 
he was chosen, shall designate his successor, and at once 
notify the Secretary. But if such vacancy is caused by the 
withdrawal, disbanding. <>v disqualification of a club repre 
sented on the Board, the Board may fill the vacancy by 
election in the same manner as provided for the election of 
Directors in Section it. 

Qualification of Directors. 

SEC. 18. No person shall be qualified t" act as Director 

who is not an actual member of the club he represents; 
nor shall any club under any circumstances, be represented 
by more than one person on the Board of Directors, 
shall any Director sit in lite trial of a cause in which his 
club is interested. 

SEC. 19. The Board shall meet annually on the morning 
of the second Tuesday in December, at i_> o'clock noon, at 
the place where the annual meeting of the League is to be 
held, but may hold special meetings upon the call of the 
President or two members of the Board, whenever urgent 
necessity may re, pure. 

sec. 20. The Board shall prepare a detailed report of 
all their doings, and present the same in writing to the 


League at its annual meeting; which report shall, if ac- 
cepted, he filed with the Secretary, together with all official 
papers, documents and property which may have come into 
their possession hy virtue of their office. 

SEC. 21. The Board shall have a general supervision 
and management of all the affairs, and business of the 
League, including the award of the championship and such 
other duties expresscdly or impliedly conferred upon them 
hy this Constitution, or hy legislation made in pursuance 
thereof. It shall he the sole and exclusive tribunal for 
the trial of managers or players for any violation of this 
Constitution or of the playing rules or other rule- of dis- 
cipline, unless the League by a three-fourths vote of its 
club membership, shall otherwise direct It shall be the 
sole and exclusive tribunal to hear and determine disputes 
n clubs, complaints by a club against the manager 
or player of another club, or by a manager or player against 
his own club, or an appeal by "a player against line, suspen- 
sion or expulsion by his own club, or complaint by the 
President of the League against a club for failure to com- 
ply with Constitution requirements, and generally for the 
adjudication of all issues of law or fact arising out of this 
Constitution, the Playing Rules and other legislation made 
m pursuance thereof, 

SEC. 22. The Board shall adopt such regulations and 
such rules of procedure for the hearing and determination 
of all disputes and complaints brought before them. Where 
such dispute is in relation to a gan : to have been 

played m violation of this Constitution or of the Playing 
Rules, the complain! and accompanying pri » .f, mu 
filed within five days after the A id game with 

the President of the Board, who shall send a copy of the 
same to the other club,, with ordci vcr within 

five days thereafter. The Pri d shall in 

lne "' e decide th rits and forth- 

with communicate hi ■ to both clubs, either of which 

may within i fiyi peal from to the full 

a. Said decision, together with all other documents and 
proofs, shall thereupon be transmitted for a mail vote to the 
Oitterent members of the Board. The finding of the I 
snail be final and under no C hall be n 

Macrt 'V : r inquired into, cither by the Leu 

a "y rd. 

SEC. 23. i 

plaint preferred by a club against a manager or player of 

another club (prim- to trie expiration of the championship 
season) for conduct in violation of any provision of this 
Constitution, or prejudicial to the good repute '>f the game 
of base ball; and shall have power to require the club, to 
which such player or manager may belong, to discipline him, 

and upon repetition of Such offense to expel him. Provided. 

that such complaint be preferred in writing, giving such 

particulars as may enable the Hoard to ascertain all the 
facts, and such particulars shall he transmitted to tin- Sec- 
retary, by whom it shall at once 1»- referred to the Board. 

SEC. 24. In case a player, under contract with a League 
club, shall, during a current season, prefer a complaint in 
writing to the Secretary of tin- League against such a 
dub, alleging that such dub is in arrears to him for sal- 
ary for more than fifteen days after such salary becatni 
on account of such contract, the Secretary -hall at once 
transmit to the said club a copy of such complaint, and re- 
quire an answer thereto. On receipt of such answer, or if 
five days shall have elapsed without receipt of an answer, 
the Secretary shall refer the papers in the case to the Hoard 
of Directors, and should the Hoard find the player's com- 
plaint sustained, they shall require the club, under penalty 
of forfeiture of its membership, to pay to the player forth- 
with the full amount ascertained to he due him. Provided, 
that should the player refuse to serve the club pending ac- 
tion by the Hoard on his complaint, he will thereby forfeit 
enefits of the award, and in stich case the Board shall 
revoke his award. 

SEC. 25. .The Hoard shall promptly hear an appeal made 
by any person who shall have been expelled, suspended or 
disciplined by his club, except in cases of expulsion as pro- 
vided in Section 38. Such person shall, within thirty days 
after the date of the expulsion, suspension or discipline, 
file with the Secretary a written statement of his defi 
accompanied by a request that an appeal be allowed him. 
The Secretary shall notify the club of the request for an 
appeal, accompanying such notice with a copy of the appeal; 
and at the next meeting of the Board the cluh, hy iis duly 
authorized representative, and the appellant in person, 
hy attorney or hy written statement, shall appear before the 
Board with their testimony. The Board shall impartially 
hear the matter and render their decision, which shall be 
final ami f. never binding on hot], cluh and player. 

SEC. 26. Any plaver under contract or reservation who 

may consider himself unjustly treated or wronged by his 


clr.t) shall have the right to submit his case to the Presi- 
dent of the League, who shall, after soliciting evidence con- 
cerning the matter, present the same to the Board for hear- 
ing, recommendation or adjudication. The Hoard shall 
have authority to impose any just fine or pecuniary penalty 
on a club, a manager or a player, if warranted by their 
findings and decisions, and they may impose the expei!- 
trials and hearings on one or both parties to the contro- 
versy. But such tine, penalty and expenses may he remitted 
by a three-fourths vote of the League upon appeal duly made 
and heard at an annual or special meeting. 

Individual Club Control. 
SEC. 27. E,ach club shall have the right to regulate its 
own affairs, to establish its own rules and to discipline, pun- 
ish, suspend or expel its own manager, players or other 
employes, and these powers shall not be limited to case, of 
dishonest play or open insubordination, put shall include 

all question-, of cart It indifference or other conduct 

of the player that may he regarded by the club as prejudi- 
cial to its interest, and not in conflict with any provision of 
this Constitution, or the Flaying Rules of this League. 

Punishment of Scandalous Conduct. 
SEC. 28. | be President of the League shall have power. 

upon proper proof, ; for a definite period and to 

impose a fine not exceeding $200 upon any League mat 

or player guilty, in public, of gross misbehavior, including 
intoxication, fighting, quarreling, indecency or other scandal- 
ous conduct, whether on or off the playing field, during the 
11. where the same is. in his opinion, calculated to bring 
disrepute upon the National I or National Game. 

Such hue can only he remitted by the Hoard of Directors 
after a hearing upon appeal duly prosecuted. 

Club Territorial Rights. 
SEC. 29. Every club of tfai hall have reclusive 

rol of the city in which it is located. ,-,„d .if the terri- 
tory surrounding such city, to th< 1 u^ mill 

■ direction from its corporate limits, and no visiting 
League club shall, under any cire . he allowed to 

piay any club in such territory other than the League club 
therein located, without the consent of the local League 


Reservation of Players. 
SEC. 30. Each chili a member of this League shall be 
entitled to the righi of reservation. On or before the 
_'Oth day of September in each year each club shall t ran - 
mil to the Secretary a reserve list of the players whose 
services il desires to retain for the ensiling season, anil 
who are then under contract to the said club for the 
current or for any succeeding season or seasons, and in 
addition thereto the names of such players reserved in 
any prior annual list who have refused to contract with said 
club. Such players, together with all cithers thereafter to 
be regularly contracted with, namely, players who have 
been secured by purchase or draft under the National 
Agreement for future services shall lie ineligible to contract 
with any other club in this League except as hereinafter 
provided. No club shall have the right to reserve any 
player when in arrears of salary to him. The Secretary 
shall promulgate such lists on or before September 25th 
of each year. 

Negotiating for Services. 

SEC. 31. No player, without the consent of the club 
with which he is under contract or reservation, shall enter 
into negotiations with any other club for future services. 


SEC. 32. Contracts made between a club and its play- 
ers may he either by telegram or writing, to lie followed 
within ten days thereafter hy a contract in the form ap- 
proved and promulgated by the Secretary to all the clubs 
of the League. 

SEC. 33. The League shall adopt such form of contract 
as it may deem best tor the protection of the rights of the 
parties thereto. All contracts must he approved h\ the 
■ iarv and duly promulgated hy hint. Whenever a club 
releases a player, immediate notice must he given the 
President of thi who shall, al once, notify all clubs 

of such release and for a period of ten days after such 
notice hy the President, any other club of the League shall 
have the right to claim the player released and nee 
for hi- services and the player shall he ineligible to con- 
tract with a cluh of another League. Provided, however, 
that when a cluh desires to release a player out of the 
League, such club shall notify the President of the Na- 


tional League, who shall immediately notify all other Na- 
tional League clubs of such desire. Failure of a club to 
notify the President of its waiver within ten days will 
operate as a legal waiver. If, however, a club of this 
League refuses, in writing, to waive claim, then the follow- 
ing rule shall apply: If the player sought to be released 
out of the League- is a purchased player, or otherwise ac- 
quired save by draft, the President of the League shall fix 
the price to be paid by the club refusing to waive claim, 
with this proviso ; that the amount so fixed shall not ex- 
ceed $1,000. If the player be a drafted player, then the 
drafting price shall be paid. In cases where two or more 
clubs refuse to waive claim, the claims of the clubs shall 
be determined by lot by the President of the League. In 
all cases, however, the club asking for the waiver shall 
have the privilege of retaining the player sought to be dis- 
posed of, if it so desires. 

Suspension and Expulsion of Players. 

SEC. 34. Any player, while under contract with, or 
reservation by, a League club, who- shall without the con- 
sent of such club, enter the service of any other club in 
any capacity, shall be liable to expulsion by said League 
club. Whenever a club suspends or expels a manager or 
player, that club shall at once notify the Secretary of this 
League, stating the date when the same takes effect, and in 
case of suspension or expulsion, the cause thereof. 

SEC. 35. No manager or player, who has been sus- 
pended or expelled from a League club, shall at any time 
thereafter be allowed to play with, or serve in any ca- 
pacity, any League club (either the one expelling him or 
any other) unless the term of suspension by the club has 
expired, or upon his appeal to this League, such expulsion 
or suspension shall have been set aside. 

Effect of Club Disbandment. 
SEC. 36. The disbandment of a League club, or its 
withdrawal from or loss of League membership, shall 
operate as a release of its players from contract and reser- 
vation with said club, but the right to contract with and 
reserve said players shall revert to the League, and they 
shall be subject to transfer to such other club as the 
League may designate after acceptance of their said ser- 


Playing with Outside Clubs. 
SEC. 37. No game of base ball shall be played be- 
tween a League club and any other club that has been ex- 
pelled from membership in this League. No game of ball 
shall be played between a League club and any other club 
employing or presenting in its nine a player expelled, or 
under suspension from the League, or otherwise ren- 
dered ineligible by this League or a club member thereof. 

Crookedness and its Penalties. 
SEC. 38. Any person who shall be proven guilty of 
offering, agreeing, conspiring or attempting to cause any 
game of ball to result otherwise than on its merits un- 
der the Playing Rules, shall be forever disqualified by the 
President of the League from acting as umpire, manager, 
player or in any other capacity in any game of ball parti- 
cipated in by a League club. 


SEC. 39. A staff of League umpires shall be selected by 
the Secretary before the opening of the regular season. 

1. Applicant for the position of umpire must state age, 
residence, experience, habits and such other qualifications 
as may he prescribed on forms prepared by the Secretary, 
which must have the endorsement of those who from skilled 
and personal knowledge can recommend the applicant for 
the position. 

Independent of such endorsements, however, the Secre- 
tary shall make inquiries and inform himself, as far as 
practicable, as to the merits and qualifications of each ap- 

2. They shall be paid such salaries and allowed such 
expenses as may be mutually agreed upon by contract be- 
tween them and the Secretary of the League, subject to the 
approval of the Board of Directors of the League. 

I!m at least ten per cent, of current salaries shall be with- 
held by the Secretary until the termination of his con- 
tract for that siason to secure such deductions for absences 
and the payment of such fines as may be lawfully imposed. 

3. In the event of the failure "f an umpire to umpire 
a game assigned to him it shall he the duty of the Secre- 
tary to provide a substitute to umpire such game: and in 

such case there shall he deducted from the next payment to 
the umpire the sum of twelve dollars for each game as- 


signed to him, which for any reason he shall have failed 
to umpire. 

4. It shall be the duty of each League club to accept as 
umpire for any championship game such umpire or sub- 
stitute as the Secretary shall assign to such game. In the 
event of the non-appearance of the League umpire or sub- 
stitute at the hour appointed for the beginning of the 
game each club captain shall then select one of the sub- 
stitute players of the opposing club, and the two players 
thus selected shall be the duly authorized umpires for that 

5. It shall be the duty of umpires to enforce the rules 
as they are written, regardless of personal opinion as to 
their merits, subject to the Secretary's instructions as to 
their proper interpretation. They shall familiarize them- 
selves with these sections of the Constitution, obey all 
orders of the Secretary, assigning their services and wear 
such uniform on the playing field as he may designate. 

Supervision of Umpires. 
SEC. 40. All complaints against umpires shall he sub- 
mitted in writing or by telegraph to the President, who 
shall take such he may deem pro] erned 

by the gravity of the charges) to ascertain as to the com- 
petency of the umpire complained of and to verify, if pos- 
sible, by his own personal observation as to his mei 
demerits. If the complaint In- for a wilful violation of this 
Constitution, or of the Playing Rules or for neglect or re- 
fusal to enforce any of said rules or for any 'improper or 
ungentlemanly language or conduct while officiating as an 
umpire, and if upon investigation it be substantiated, the 
'lent shall have the right to fine, remove, suspend 0t 
the offender, as in his judgment the offense may 

SEC. 41. ,\t each annual meeting of the League the 
£resi(,ent shall appoint ., committee ol thre* on Playing 
Rules, a committee of three on Schedule and a committee 
of three on Constitutional Amendments. 

The Championship. 
, S . E f - , 42 ; Tllc Championship of the United S 
tabhshed by this I ball he contended for yearly 

*er £ £, ( ? m P"'' i "K the League. 
5>fct,. 43. 1 he championship season shall extend from 


such date in April or May to such date in September 01 

October as the League may determine at its stated or 
special meeting. 

SEC. 44. Every game played between two clubs from 
the commencement of the championship season to the 
completion of the championship series between such clubs 
shall be a game for the championship, and no League club 
shall lend or exchange players to or with each other for 
any game played during the championship season. Any 
violation of this section shall subject each offender to a 
fine of $100. 

SEC. 45. Each club shall play twelve or more cham- 
pionship games with every other club; but a tie or draw 
gamer or a game prevented by rain or other causes shall 
be played off on the same ground on the next or a succeed- 
ing date of the same or subsequent scries, whether open or 
scheduled for another game between the same clubs thus 
compelling double games for said schedule date. If how- 
ever, both series shall have terminated, such postponed 
game must be played off on the ground of the other club 
on a date open or scheduled during a subsequent 
between the same clubs. 

SEC. 46. Each club shall have half of the champ 
ship series of games with every other club played on its 
grounds, except as otherwise provided in Section 45; and 
in all the details of such games, that do not involve the 
rights of the visiting club under the Playing Rules, but 
relate solely to such games as attractive exhibitions to the 
patrons of the home club, the visiting club shall defer to 
the wishes of the home club: provided, nevertheless, that 
the home club shall not be permitted to change the usual 
hour for the commencement of scheduled games in its par- 
ticular city more than thirty (30) minutes without first 
having obtained the consent of the visiting club thereto, 
under a penalty to the visiting club of $500. The visiting 
club shall furnish to a person designated by the home club 

the batting order of its nine by to n the morning 

of the day of each game, or the evening previous, if re- 
ed. In Case of the failure of any visiting club to fur- 
nish the batting order of its nine as herein stipulated, it 
shall forfeit the sum of $10, which amount shall be im- 
mediately transmitted to the Secretary of the League, upon 
the receipt of notice from him of the infliction of such 
fine, which notice shall be given by the Secretary upon 
receipt of complaint from the home club. 

It shall be the duty of the home club to furnish the 


manager and captain of the visiting club with a list of the 
hatting order before the commencement of the game under 
similar penalties for default as herein prescribed. The 
visiting club shall have the right to practice its nine on the 
grounds of the home club between 1 1 and i_> o'clock A. M. 
on each day of its visit during the championship season. 

The Championship Schedule. 

SEC. 47. All championship games shall be arranged in 
a written schedule prepared by the Schedule Committee, 
and reported to and adopted by the League by a three- 
fourths vote la-fore the beginning of the championship 
son. The schedule shall provide for an equal number of 
return games, and shall specify the date of each game and 
the date of each series of games. No date in -aid schedule 
shall subsequently be changed, except (i) by written 
agreement of two clubs from a date fixed by the schedule 
for a game between such clubs to an open date on tin same 
ground; or (2) as provided in Section 45; or (3) by the 
written consent of three- fourths of all the League clu 

Any club or clubs violating this section shall be amen 
able to a penalty of $1,000. Said penalty to be paid with- 
in forty-eight hours to the Treasurer of the Leagui 
if not so paid to be withheld from any funds to their 
credit in the hands of the Treasurer. All games played in 
violation of this section shall not count in the chain 
ship 91 

The Admission Fees and Receipts. 
SEC. 48. 1 i, c general admission fee to all champion- 
ship games shall be fifty (50) cents, but each club shall 

u lg j ate a part oi ;% : "" 1 l ,r u thereon, 

tht admission fee to which -hall be twenty-five (35) 1 
3 f «f '} lvlMon of percentages shall be made on the basis 
01 ritly (50) cents, except as to that part of the gi 
the admission fee to which is fixed at tv. 1 -'5 1 

cents, and as to such part of said grounds all divisii 
percentage shall be on the basis of twenty-fi 
M k " e M conclusion of each championship game the home 
^11. • , r to thc manager of the visiting club (and 

nffii- l 1 rans ; T1, , t b >' P' : 'il to the 1'residcnt or other 
™ CJ ' S " f l hc , siting club a duplicate of the 
n„l n Zl ™ e : i K«ne, which rau 

T,i , ''V™. rm '' twenty-five cenl and 

ceip s 1C V1S ' ling dnb fif,y l )er ccnu,m " f s:ii<1 rc - 


The Ball Park. 
SEC. 49. Each park shall be provided with a sufficient 
number of exits and entrances (not exceeding four) for 
the accommodation of the public, and a separate enta 
shall be maintained for the convenience of the press rep 
resenlatives and those entitled to the courtesies of the 

1. Additional entrances may be Opened upon holidays. 
but for such days the visiting club shall be given at least 
ten days' notice of the whole number and their location. 

2. Emergency gates may be Opened at any time by con- 
sent of the visiting club, if occasion requires. 

The Turnstile Count. 
SEC. 50. The number of persons admitted to the 
grounds shall be determined by the use of the necessary 
number of self-registering turnstiles, the arms of which 
shall extend within four inches of a dividing partition, the 
keys of which shall be delivered to the agent of the visit- 
ing club before the opening of the grounds for each nam.'; 
and said agent of the visiting club shall have full ai 
to such turnstile, and the box of such turnstile shall not be 
removed until after the close of the seventh inning, and in 
a carriage gate is used a ticket for each person ad- 
mitted through such gate shall at once he delivered to the 
agent of the visiting club. The visiting club shall have 
the right to accept the turnstile count for each and all 
games, or to count all tickets. Each club shall bi 
quired to use for its business substantial pasteboard tickets, 
which can be readily counted, 

Special Entrance. 
GEC. 51. No person shall be admitted fr< ham- 

hip game, except players and offi contesting 

clubs, umpire-., policemen in Uniform, necessary cnij 
'if the home club, repp the press and 

invited guests as the Presidenl of the borne club 
deem proper t" recognize, all of whom must pass through 
a self-registering turnstile at the Special entrance pro 
for the press, and said turnstile shall to the 

right of inspection by the visiting club that is pro 

■! in all other entrances. 
I. It shall be the duty of the President of the League to 

ect all ball paries from time to time, and to 
the Board of Directors any failure to comply with this 
or any other section of the Constitution. 


Stopping Play to Catch Trains. 
SEC. 52. On any day when cither club is required to 
leave a city to, or in order to reach another city in time, 
where it is scheduled to play its next game, the home club 
shall he compelled, upon proper notice by the visiting 
club, to begin the game three hours and a half before the 
time of the departure of the last train by means of which 
either club can reach next scheduled point in time. And 
either club may leave the field at any time within one hour 
of said train time without forfeiting any rights or privi- 
leges, provided five innings on each side have been played, 
and the umpire shall be the sole judge of the time. 

Giving out Admission Checks. 
SEC. 53. In the event of a game being stopped by rain 
or declared forfeited before completion of five innings, the 
home club may issue admission checks good for the next 
succeeding game. If such checks are so issued, the visit- 
ing club shall not be entitled to its percentage of receipts: 
but if such checks are not issued the visiting club -hall 
be entitled to its percentage of receipts, precisely as if the 
game had been fully pt 

Forfeited Games. 
SEC. 54. A dub shall be entitled to forfeited games— 
to count in its series as games won by a icore of nine 
runs to none— in case when the umpire in any champion- 
ship game shall award the game to such club on account 
of the violation by the contesting club of any sect 
this Constitution or of any playing rules. In the event of a 
forfeiture for any reason, the forfeiting club -hall incur 
such penalty n in« ,, uv thousand dollars as may be 

imposed by the Board of Directors after a hearing held 
within one week from the ucb game, and any 

damages suffered by the non-offending club shall be paid 
out of such penalty. In addition to the penalty ah' 
ferred to. the captain or manager, or the person in charge 
of the offending team and re ponsible f"r the team leav- 
ing the field, shall incur a penalt ' undred dollars, 
which shall be paid within B Secretary of the 
League, said penalty not to i 1 under any I 
stances. In case such pen; paid within ten 
days after being imposed. the club and player cannot par- 
ticipate in a championship game. 


Drawn Games. 

SEC. 55. Drawn, tic and postponed panics shall not 

| in the scries as games (but any same of not less than 

hve innings shall be included in the averages), but mu-.t 

be played off, ,f possible, a s provided in Section 45. If 

they cannot be played off, as therein provided, they may 

Wently be played off, if sufficient time exists before 

the close of the season. 

,„? " b ' c r B ? n, « for .°ne admission shall not be permitted 

I .r S bv.h H •' Sch ^" l r l M «"* or rendered compul- 

b> Hie playing off oi '1 games, as provided in 

Winning the Pennant. 
SEC. 56. The Club which shall have won the ere-...- t 
percentage of games in the championship scries si- 1 1 , 

declared the champion club of the United States W , 
season in which such games were played 1 i, ' 

tha two or more clubs shall have" wo , ,he " ^™ l 
centage of games, then the Board shall at o„,^„ , 
special scries of three games between any two rf such 
clubs, such games to be played at the dose of the ch,m 
hip season, and the games so played shall be included 
in the championship record, and counted in determining 
the award of the championship. In such case only the pro- 
visions of this Constitution prohibiting the playing or re 
cording as championship games, games played a'fler tl 
Pjration Of the championship season, shall have no effect 
f he emblem of the championship shall he a pennant (of 

dollars ($100). It shall he inscribed with the motto 

Champion Base Ball Club of the United Si i, th ,: 

name ol the club and the year in which the title was won 

and the champion club shall he entitled to fly the pennant 
until the close of the ensuing year. 

Deciding the Championship. 

SEC. 57. The championship shall be decided in the 

following manner: Within twentv-four hours after every 

match game played for the championship, the home club 

shall prepare and forward to the Secretary of the 1 cague 

ntaining the full sere of the game accord 

!9L*°rt™ "' I" th « Playing Rules/together 

With tin. date, the place where played, the name of the 
ClUDi and umpire, provided that no tie or drawn game shall 

alf " S ' ( i ercd a - & mc , f ", r : " ,v , > mr "'«c except the aver- 
ages, and provided, further, that in any case where the 


Secretary shall not receive the score of a championship 
game within five days after the playing of such game, the 
club whose duty it is to forward such score shall pay to the 
League the sum of $2 as the penalty of such default. 

At the close of the season the Secretary shall prepare 
a tabular statement of the games won and lost by each 
club, according to the statement so sent him, which state- 
ment shall be the sole evidence in the matter, and sub- 
mit the same, with the statement so sent him, to the Board, 
which shall make the award in writing, and report the 
same to the League at its annual meeting. 

In making the award the Board shall consider: 

1. The tabular statement of the Secretary. 

2. Forfeited games. 

3. Games participated in by clubs which have with- 
drawn, disbanded or forfeited their membership wit 
completing their championship series with all other League 
clubs, such games shall be counted to the following extent : 

The Board shall ascertain the least number of chani- 
pionship games played by such cluli with any chili remain- 
ing in the League, and shall from the first game partici- 
pated in during the championship series bj ach retired 
club, count in the series of each League chili a similar 
number of games, and all other games participated in by 
such retired dub shall not be counted in the championship 
series. Provided, that if such retired club shall have 
failed to play at least one championship game with every 
League club, all games participated in by it shall be thrown 
out entirely. 


SEC. 58. The annual meeting of the League shall be- 
held on the second Tuesday in December of each 
at 2 o'clock P. M., and at such places as shall have been 
determined by a vote at the previous annual meeting. 

SEC. 59. Special meetings may be called by the l're-i 
dent of this League on his own option or on the written 
call of six clubs. 

Club Representation. 
SEC. 60. At such meeting each club shall be repre- 
sented and shall be entitled to two representatives, and 
to have in addition thereto any uf it- officers or ex -officers 
present at such meetings; but 'no club shall be permitted to 
send as a representative anv person under contract or 
engagement as a ball player or manager, and belonging to 


llie nine of said club in such capacity. They shall, if re- 
quested by any other club representative, present a certi- 
ficate of their appointment duly attested by at least two 
officers of their club showing their authority to act, but no 
club shall have more than one vote. 

Executive Session. 
SEC. 61. This League may, upon a majority vote of its 
members, elect to go into executive session for the trans- 
action of its business, and during such session no club 
shall be entitled to more than two representatives. 

SEC. 62. A representation of a majority of clubs shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a 
less number may adjourn from time to time until a quorum 
is obtained. When obtained it may be maintained by lock- 
ing the doors of the meeting room, the appointment of 
doorkeepers and such other procedures usual in parliamen- 
tary bodies to maintain quorums and dispatch business. 

Order of Business. 

SEC. 63. The following shall be the order of business 
unless suspended by a three-fourths vote of the club mem- 
bers : 

i. Reading minutes of last meeting. 

2. Report of Board of Directors. 

3. Report of Committees. 

4. Election of new members. 

5. Amendment of Constitution. 

6. Adoption of Playing Rules. 

7. Election "f officers, 

8. Miscellaneous business. 
0. Adjournment. 

SEC. 64. (1) The Constitution of this League may be 
altered or amended by a three-fourths vote of the League 
v annual meeting, or by a unanimous vote at any 
other time. Provided, however, that this section and Sec- 
38, 48 shall not be altered or amended cx- 
hy a unanimous rote "f this League. (2) Any 
tion of this Constitution ma 1 or its provis- 

ion made non-applicable by unanimous vote at a League 








As adopted at the meeting of the Joint Playing Rules Committee of the 

National League and the American League, held at National 

League Headquarters, New York City, March 2, 1904. 

The Ball Ground. 
The ball ground must be enclosed and 
RULE 1. sufficient in size to permit the players of 
the team not ai bat to be stationed at the 
positions respectively assigned to them by their captain. 
To obviate the necessity for ground rules, the shortest 
distance from a fence or -land on fair territory to the 
home base should be 235 feet and from home base to the 
grandstand, 90 feet. 

To Lay Off the Field. 
To lay off the lines defining the location 
RULE 2. (if 1 In- several bases, the catcher's and the 
pitcher'* position and establishing the boun- 
daries required in playing the game of base ball, proceed as 
follows : 

Diamond or Infield. 
From a point. A, within the grounds, project a straight 
Kne out into the field, and at a point I'., 154 feet from point 
A, lav off lines 11 C and 11 D at right angles to the line 
A Bj then, with I! as a center and <>,V<>.W.S feet as a radius, 
res cutting the lines II A at F and II C at (i, B D 
at II and 11 K at 1. Draw lim I G, G E, F. II. and II I'', 
which said lines shall be the containing line- of the Dia- 
mond or Infield. 

The Catcher's Lines. 

Wiih Ft and 10 feet radius, de- 

RULE 3. scribe an arc cutting line FA at L, and 

draw lines L M and I. O at right angles 

to F A, and contin- out from F A not less than 

10 feet. 


The Foul Lines. 

From the intersection point, F, continue 

RULE 4. the straight lines F G and F II until (Hey 

intersect the lines I- M and L O, and then 

from the points G and II in the opposite direction until 

they reach the boundary lines of the ground. 

The Players' Lines. 
With F as center and 5,0 foot radius. 
RULE 5. describe arcs cutting lines F O and F M 
at P and Q ; then, with F as center again 
and 75 feet radius, describe arcs cutting I*" G and F 11 at 
R and S: then, from the points I'. Q, K and S draw lines 
at right angles to the lines F O. F M, F <• and F II. and 
continue the same until they intersect at the points T 
and W. 

The Coacher's Lines. 

With R and S as centers and 15 feet 

RULE o. radius, describe arcs cutting the lines 1< \V 

and ST at \ and Y and from the points 

X and Y draw lines parallel with the lines FH and FG, 

and continue same out to the boundary line- of the ground. 

The Three-Foot Line. 

With F as a center anil 4? feet radius, 
RULE 7 - describe an arc cutting the lini i.aud 

' 1 to the distance of three feet draw a 
line at right angle- to F <.. and marked point 2: then from 
point 2. draw a line parallel with the line F <i to a point 
three feet beyond the point (i, marked .1; then from the 
point .? draw a line at right angles t" Hne 2. .\. hack to 
and intersecting with F (i, and from thence back along the 
line (. F to point 1. 

RULE 8. 

The Batsman's Lines. 

On either side of the line A F B 
scribe two parallelograms six feet long and 
four feet wide (marked 8 and o), their 
longest side being parallel with the line A F B, their 
distance apart being six inch nd of the 

length of the diagonal of th< within tin- air. 

and the center of their length being on said diagonal. 


The Pitcher's Plate. 
Section i. With poinl F as center and 
RULE 9. 60.5 feel as radius, describe an arc cutting 
tfie line F B al line 4. and draw a line 5. 6, 
passing through point 4 and extending 12 inches on either 
side of line F B; then with line 5, 6, as a side, describe a 
parallelogram 24 inches by 6 inches, in which shall be lo- 
cated the pitcher's plate. 

Sec 2. The pitcher's plate shall not he more than 15 
inches higher than the base lines or the home plate, which 
shall be level with the surface of the field, and the slope 
from the pitcher's plate to every base line and the home 
plate shall be gradual. 

The Bases. 
Section i. Within the angle F, describe 
RULE 10. a five-sided figure, two of the sides of which 
shall coincide with the lines F ('• and I'' II 
to the extent of 12 inches each, thence parallel with the 
line F I! *■ . incites to the points \ and V. a straight line 
between which. 17 inches, will form the front of the home 

Sac 2. Within the angles at CI. I and II describe 

squares, whose sides are 15 inches in length, two of SUCH 

of which s,|„.ires shall lie along the lines F ('■ and 

<i I. G 1 and 1 11. 1 II and II F, which squares shall be 

the location of the first, second and third bases respectively. 

The Home Base at F and the Pitcher's 
RULE 11. piaie at 4 must each 1m- of whitened rubber, 
and m the ground as to be even 

with its surface. 

Th the Second Base 

RULE 12. at I-, and the Third Base at II must each 
he a wh • hag filled with toft ma- 

terial and securely fastened in place at the point specified 
for it in Rule 10. 

The lines described in Rules 3. 4- S< "• "• 
RULE 13. and X must be marked with lime. c'V l [ k . ( ? r 
other white material, easily distinguishable 
from the ground or gt - 

RULE 14. 


The Ball. 
Section i. Th e | )a l| must wc j g h not ] csf 
than five nor more than live and onc-quar- 
l*ss Hian „;„„ ounces avoirdupois, and measure not 

* circu mft r ^ n ° r m , or V han ninc a,ld one-quarter inches 
SeKTl Hie SpaUin, National League Ball or 

games nhveH f'" , UagUC Ba " ™* h * "*ed "> all 

games played under these rules 

the E lc^'„e „f° , ; eg 1 ulal , ion baUa of the make adopted by 
shall be l f l "ft* tK " """esting club, are members, 
before hi'^ 1 ,,y , llu: h '"" e <*'•' '" *« »<npire al oi 
game if ,7 ,'"- t,,c «*"nencement of a championship 
cm of the Jr first . Placed in play be battel or thrown 

or in the 7* " r -""" ""' ' ' *« ><a»^ l« spectators 
fromanv, 8,IH ',' U " f ,hc ' un " )lre . b <*omc unfit for play 
n a c lnll , , E? v°, l """ irc sha " at once deliver the alter- 
pHcd to hi" ' "' dU 7 amI another U « al >' a " shall •* WP- 
trol o ne ? lK ' Slla " : " aU ««■ ^e in his on- 

" Pi y in -, n'' r, f ', ter,,! ' ,c . baUa to ««l»tUute for the ball 
vid ' 1 h v ; y ° f , UR ' ,7""u.pencies above set forth. Pro- 
ground or 7' ^ ^ ^ l>: '""' " r *">wn out of the 

beco^falSS a i-\ C !f tod ?: " f the ""U™ immediately and 

sbn Two h: \ ]U and » '"»* " be has in hi, p, 

„a b* u / ,lmt Ws ^ «* " f P' a >- The alter- 

Which they te L^'" 11C 't' 11 ' 'I'" " " 1:, >' '" *" ' Jrdtr '" 
i UK) were delivered to the umpire. 

alternate' b-,M m ',"'""' y ">"" 1 *• deUver y "' «" "f the 

come the ball in wu . y ' 1,y " K: nmDil ;l U '- 

mned .With the alternate ball when a fair I 

or int., i l,,'?"' "»« of the ground 

com,,' until the base rm 

at Second OTS t KL fthe > Se,nn ! ewconl P el1 

rule. ' basc 1M compliance with a ground 

'or ihe wSTww^SSu?*" hM *!T n "^"V^ by the National Lww 
'» u»ed in all LoaKu^nUSf "Copied in 1902 for five year*, and 

recommc"n'.'i r thom to'Slle^h^o^iT*' 1 '! f b " y " umlcr '* *•«■ °' ■*•> "• 
Playe-lby junior ch^b^ wlSf ?K* k "\f "*■>'' '-«»"- "»»• »~» th-lome. 
« * PUy«i with thToKSll l££J! Ball! C ° Unt " '°« il """• «•" - ,M 


Discolored or Damaged Balls. 
Sec. 4. The ball in play shall not be intentionally dis- 
colored by rubbing 11 with the soil or otherwise damaged. 
In t lie event of :i new ball being intentionally discolored, 
or damaged by a player, the umpire shall upon appeal by 
the captain of the opposite side, forthwith demand the 
return of that ball and substitute for it another legal ball. 
as hereinbi - ribed, and impose a fine of $5.00 on the 

offending player. 

Home Club to Provide Balls. 

Skc 5. in every game the balls played with shall be 

furnished by the home club, and the last in play shall 

become the property of the winning club. Each ball shall 

In- enclosed in a paper box, Sealed with the seal of the 

Secretary of the League ami bearing his certificate that he 

xamined, measured and neighed ii and that it is of 

tile required Man. lard in all The seal shall not 

"ken by the umpire except in 1 rice of the 

tins "f the contesting team, after "rlay" has been 

Reserve Balls on Field. 

S«C I: I he home club shall have at least a dozen leg 
Olation bails on the field .hiring each championship game, 
ready fbf ire on ihe call of the umpire. 

Unfit Ball for Play. 

7- Should the ball 1- ped -r ill any way 

damag to be, in the opinion of the umpire, unfit 

'" r 11 .11, upon appeal by either captain, at once 

call f,,r a new ball and put the alternate ball into play. 

The Bat. 

'I be bat must be round, not over two and 
three fourth inches in diameter at the thick- 
it. DOT more than 4a inches ill length 
■'''d entirely of hardwood, except that for a distance of 
'o inches from the end, twine may be wound around or 

a Branolai tnce applied to the handle. 

Number of Players in a Game. 

The pl.t each club, actively en- 

lime, shall be nine 
in numb. ■ whom shall ai 

"l" 1 i and in m than nine men be 

1,1 to play on a side in a game. 

RULE 16. 

R ULE 16. 


Positions of the Players. 
The players may be stationed at any point 
RULE 17. of the field their. captain may elect, regard- 
less of their respective positions, except 
that the pitcher, while in the act of delivering the ball to 
the bat, must take his position as defined in Rules 9 and 
30; and the catcher must be within the lines of his position 
as defined in Rule 3 and within 10 feet of home base, when- 
ever the pitcher delivers the ball to the bat. 

Must Not Mingle With Spectators. 

Players in uniform shall not be permit- 
RULE 18. ted to occupy seats in the stands, or to 
mingle with the spectators. 

Uniforms of Players. 
Every club shall adopt two uniforms for 
RULE 19. its players, one to be worn in games at 
home and the other in games abroad, and 
tin '■nits of each of the uniforms of a team shall conform 
in color and style. No player who shall attach anything 
to the sole or heel of his shoe other than the Ordinary 
ball shoe plate, or who shall appear in a uniform not eon- 
forming to the suits of the other members of his team, 
shall be permitted to take part in a game. 

Size and Weight of Gloves. 

The catcher or first baseman may wear a 
RULE 20. glove or mitt of any size, shape or weight. 

Every other player is restricted to the use 
of a glove or mitt weighing not over 10 ounces and meas- 
uring not over 14 inches around the palm. 

Players' Benches. 
Section i. Players' benches must be fur- 
nished by the home club and placed upon 
a portion of the ground not less than twen- 
ty-five (as) feet outside of the players' lines. One such 
bench shall be for the exclusive use of the visiting team 
rr u 1 ". UUT for lhe "elusive use of the home team. 
h.ach bench must be covered with a roof and closed at the 
back and each end; a space, however, not more than six 
(o) inches wide may he left Under the roof for ventilation. 
All players and substitutes of the side at bat mu 
seated on their team's bench, except the batsman, i 

RULE 21. 


runners and such as arc legally assigned to coach base- 
runners. Under no circumstances shall the umpire permit 
any person except the players and substitutes in uniform 
and the manager of the tram entitled to its exclusive use 
to be seated on a bench. 

Penalty for Violation. 
Sic. 2. To enforce this rule the captain of the other 
side may call the attention of the umpire to it-; violi 
by his opponents, whereupon the umpire shall immediately 
order such player or players as have disregarded it to be 
ed. If the order be not obeyed within one minute the 
offending player or players shall he lined $5-00 each by the 
umpire. If the order be n«.t then obeyed within one minute, 

the offending player or players shall In- debarred from 
further participation in the game, and shall he obliged to 
forthwith leave the playing field. 

A Regulation Game. 
Every championship game must be com- 

RULE 22. menced not later than two hours before 

sunset and -hall continue until each team 
has had nine innings, provided, however, that the game 
shall terminate : 

(\) If the side first at bat scores less runs in nine innings 
than the Other side ha- -cored in eight innings. 

(a) If the side last at bat in the ninth inning scored the 
winning run before the third man is out. 

Extra Inning Games. 
If the score be a tie at the end of nine 
RULE 23. to) inning ach team, play shall be 

continued until one side has scored more 
runs than the other in an equal number of innings, pro- 
vided, that if the side las) at bat score the winning run 
before the third man i on in any inning after the ninth, 
the game shall terminate. 

Drawn Games. 

A drawn game shall he declared by. the 
RULE 24. umpire if the score is equal on the last 
even inning played when he terminates 
play on account of darkness, rain. fire, panic, or for other 
which puts patron- or players in peril, after five or 
more equal inning- have been played by each team. But 
if the side that wen . t the hat when the 


game is terminated, and has scored the same number of 
runs as the other side, the umpire shall declare the game 
drawn without regard to the score of the last equal inning. 

Called Games. 
If the umpire call ''Game" on account 
RULE 25. of darkness, rain, fire, panic, or other cause 
which puts patrons or players in peril, at 
any time after five innings have been completed, the score 
shall be that of the last equal innings played, but if the 
side second at bat shall have scored in an unequal number 
of innings, or before the completion of the unfin 
inning, one or mure runs than the side first at bat, the 
score of the game shall be the total number of runs each 
team has made. 

Forfeited Games. 
A forfeited game shall be declared by the 
RULE 26. umpire in favor of the club not in fault, at 
the request of such club, in the following 
• s : 
Section- i. If the team of a club fail to appear upon the 
field, or being upon the held, rcf m a game for 

which it is scheduled or i after 

the umpire lias called "l'lay" at the hour for the beginning 
of the game, unless such delay in appearing, or in com- 
mencing the game, be unavoidable. 

-'. If, after the game has begun, one side refuse to 
continue to play, unless the game has been suspended or 
terminated by the umpire. 

Sec. 3. if, after play has been suspended by tin- umpire, 
one side fail ti playing in one minute after lite 

umpire has called "Play." 

SBC 4. If a team employ tactics palpably designed to 
delay the game. 

SEC 5. If, after warning bv the umpire, any one of the 
rules of the game be wilfully and persistently violated 
SEC. 6. If tin- order for the removal of a player. 

thonzed by Rules 21, 58 and 64, be not obeyed within one 

Sec. 7. if. h ,„,. removal of players from the 

game by the umpire. ,, r for anv cause, there be less than 
nine players on either f 

Sec x. if. win-,, t wo gam. eduled to be pi 

m one afternoon. i|„- lecond gam.- DC not comni- 
withm ten minutes of the time of the completion of the 


first game. The umpire of the first game shall be the 

Sec. 9. In case the umpire declare the game forfeited, 
he shall transmit a written report thereof to the president 
of the League within twenty-four hours thereafter. How- 
ever, a failure on the pari of the umpire to so notify the 
dent shall not affect the validity of his award of the 
game by forfeiture. 

No Game. 

"No game" shall he declared by the um- 
RULE 27. pire it he terminate* play on account of 
rain or darkness, lire, panic, or any other 
which puts the patrons or players in peril before five 
innings are completed by each team. Provided, however, 
that if the club second at bat shall have made more runs 
al the end of it -, fourth inning than the club first at bat 
has made in five completed innings of a game so ter- 
minated, the umpire shall award the game to the club hav- 
ing made the greater number of runs, and it shall count as 
a legal game in the championship record. 
Section i. Each side shall be required 
RULE 28. to have present on the field during a cham- 
pionship game a sufficient number of sub- 
stitute plavers in uniform, conforming to the suits worn 
by their team-mates, to carry out the provisions of this 
cod,- win, 1 1 not less than nine players shall 

occupy tin- field in any inning of the game. 

2. Any such substitute may at any stage of the 
game take the I a plaver whose name is m his 

team's batting order, but the player whom he succeeds 
Shall not thereafter participate in that gam' 
Si... j. ,\ bate runner ihaU not have another player 
ppears in the batting order of Ins team nm 
'or him except by the consent of the captain of the other 

Choice of Innings— Fitness of Field for Play. 

mil The choice of innings shall be given to 

R ULE 29. ,]„. captain of the home club, who shall be 
:,idge of the fitness of the ground 
'"j" '"ginning a game after a rain: but. after play has been 
J/ 111 ''' 1 by the umpire, he alone shall b( the iudgc as to the 
Of the ground for resuming play after the game has 

Suspended on account of rain. 


Delivery of the Ball to the Bat. 

Preliminary to pitching, the pitcher shall 
RULE. 30. take his position facing the batsman with 
both feet squarely on the ground and in front 
of the pitcher's plate; and in the act of delivering the ball 
to the bal he must keep one foot in contact with the 
pitcher's plate defined in Rule 9. He shall not raise either 
foot until in the act of delivering the ball to the bat, nor 
make more than one step in such delivery. 

A Fairly Delivered Ball. 
A fairly delivered ball is a ball pitched 
RULE 31. or thrown to the bat by the pitcher while 
standing in his position and facing the bats- 
man that passes over any portion of the home base, not 
lower than the batsman's knee, nor higher than his shoul- 
der. For every such fairly delivered ball the umpire shall 
call one strike. 

An Unfairly Delivered Ball. 

An unfairly delivered ball is a ball de- 
RULE 32. livered to the bat by the pitcher while 

standing in his position and facing the bats- 
man that docs not pass over any portion of the home base 
between the batsman's -boulder and knee. For every un- 
fairly delivered ball the umpire shall call one ball. 

Delaying the Game. 
Section i. If. after the bat -man be 
RULE 33. standing in bis proper position ready to 
strike ai a pitched ball, the ball be thrown 
by the pitcher to any player other than the catcher when 
in the catcher's lines' and within tO feel of the home base 
(except in an attempt to retire a base runner;, each ball 
so thrown shall be called a ball. 

2- The umpire shall call a ball on the pitcher 
time be delays the game by failing to deliver the ball to 
the batsman for a longer period than _'0 seconds, excepting 
that at the commencement of each inning, or when a pitch- 
er relieves another, the pitcher may occupy one minute in 
delivering not to exceed five balls to the catcher or an 
wfieldcr, during which time play shall be BU 


A balk siiall be: 
RULE 34. Section t. Any motion made by the 
pitcher while in position to deliver the ball 
to the bat without delivering it, or to throw to first base 
when occupied by a base runner without completing the 

Sec. 2. Throwing the ball by the pitcher to any base ta 
catch the base runner without stepping directly toward 
such base in the act of making such throw. 

Sec. 3. Any delivery of the ball to the bat by the pitcher 
while either foot is back of the pitcher's plate. 

SEC 4. Any delivery of the ball to the bat by the pitch- 
er while he is not facing the batsman. 

SEC > Any motion in delivering the ball to the bat by 
(he pitcher while not in the position defined by Rule 30. 

SEC o. Holding of the ball by the pitcher so long as, in 
the opinion of the umpire, to unnecessarily delay the game. 

Sec. 7. Making any motion to pitch while standing in his 
position without having the ball in his possession. 

Sec. 8. Making any motion of the arm. shoulder, hip or 
body the pitcher habitually makes in his method of delivery, 
without immediately delivering the ball to the bat. 

SlC p. Delivery of the ball to the bat when the catchet 
is Standing OUtside the lines of the catcher's position as 
defined in Rule 3. 

If the pitcher shall fail to comply with the requirements 
of any section of this rule, the umpire shall call a "balk." 

Dead Ball. 

A dead ball is a ball delivered to the bat 
RULE 35. bv the pitcher, not struck at by the bats- 
man, thai touches any part of the bats- 
man's person or clothing while standing in his position, 
or bef 'ig beyond the control of the 

catcher touches any part of tin clothing or person of the 
umpire win 1 ffl foul ground. 

Ball Not in Play. 
In case of a foul strike, foul hit ball not 
RULE 36. legally caught, 'bail ball, or a fair bit ball 

hing a base runner, the ball shall not 
nsidcred in plav until it be held bv tin- pitcher stand- 
ing in his position, and the umpire shall have called 


Block Balls. 
Section i. A block is a batted or thrown 
RULE 37. kill that is touched, stopped or handled 
by a person not engaged in the game. 
Sec. 2. Whenever a block occurs the umpire shall de- 
clare it, and base runners may run the bases without 
liability to be put out until the ball has been returned to 
and held by the pitcher in his position. 

Ski. 3, if the person not engaged in the game should 
retain possession of a blocked ball, or throw or kick it 
beyond the reach of the fielders, the umpire shall call 
"Time" and require each base runner to slop at the base 
last touched by him until the ball be returned to the pitcher 
in his position and the umpire shall have called "Play." 

The Batsman's Position. 
Each player of the side at bat shall be- 
RULE 38. come the batsman and must lake hi- | 

tion within the bat -man's lines ( a.s defined 
in Rule 8) in the order that his name appears in his 
team's batting list. 

The Order of Batting. 
The batting order of each team must be 
RULE 39. delivi • the game by its captain to 

the umpire who shall submit it to the in- 
spection of the captain of the other side. The batting order 
delivered to the umpire must be followed throughout the 

game unless a player be substituted for another, ill which 
ibstitute must take the place in the batting order 
of the retired pla; 1 

The First Batsman in an Inning. 

After the fir-t inning the first striker in 
each inning shall be the bat -man 
name follows that of the last man who 
completed his "time at bar" in the preceding inning. 

Players Belong on Bench. 

When a si.!. the bat its players 

I immedi I themselves on the 

1 to them ed in Hide 

21. and remain there until their side is put out, I 

called to the bat or to titutc 

base runners. 

RULE 40. 

RULE 41. 


Reserved for Umpire, Catcher and Batsman. 

No {flayer of the side "at bat," except the 
RULE 42. batsman, shall occupy any portion of the 
space within the catcher's lines as defined 
in Rule 3. The triangular space back of the home base is 
reserved fur the exclusive use of the umpire, catcher and 
batsman, and the umpire must prohibit any player of the 
side "at bat" from crossing the same at any time while the 
ball is in the hands of the pitcher or catcher or passing 
between them while standing in their positions. 

RULE 43. 

ing upon or 
with a fielder 

Fielder Has Right of Way. 

The players of the side at bat must 
speedily abandon their bench and hasten 
to another part of the field when by remain- 
near it they or any of them would interfere 
11 an attempt to catch or handle a thrown 

A Fair Hit. 
A fair hit is a legally batted ball that 
RULE 44. setiles on fair ground between home and 
first base or between home and third 
base or that is on fair ground when hounding to the out- 
field past first or third base or that first falls on fair terri- 
torv beyond first or third base or that touches the person 
of "the umpire or a player while on fair ground. 

A Foul Hit 
A foul hit is a legally batted hall that 
RULE 45. settles on foul territory between home and 
first base or home and third base, or that 
bounds past first or third base on fold territory or that 
falls on foul territory beyond first or third base or touches 
the person of the umpire or a player while on foul ground. 

A Foul Tip. 

A foul tip is a ball batted by the bats- 
RULE 46. man while standing within the lines of his 
position, that goes sharp and direct from 
ttl« hat l,, the catcher's hands and is legally caught. 


A Bunt Hit 

A bunt hit is a legally batted ball, not 
RULE 47. swung at, but met with the bat and tapped 
slowly within the infield by the batsman 
with the expectation of reaching first base before the ball 
can be fielded to that base. If the attempt to bunt result 
in a foul, a strike shall be called by the umpire. 

Balls Batted Outside the Ground. 

Skction I. When B halted ball passes 
RULE 48. outside the ground or into a stand the um- 
pire shall decide it fair or foul according to 
whether the point at which it leaves (he playing field is 
<>n fair or foul territory. 

Sec. 2. A fair hatted ball that goes over the fence or 
into a stand shall entitle the batsman to a home run unless 
it should pass out ol the ground or in I at a les 

distance than two hundred and thirty live (J.iS) bet from 

the home ba e, in which case the batsman shall be entitled 
to two bases only. The point at which a fence or stand 

is less than 235 feet from the home base shall be plainly 
indicated by a while or black sign or mark for the um- 
pire's guidance. 


A strike is: 
RULE 49. Skction i. A pitched ball struck at by 
the batsman without its touching bis bat; or, 
Sec. 2. A fair ball legally delivered by the pitcher at 
which tlie batsman does not strike. 

3. A foul hit hall not caught on the llv unless the 
batsman has two strikes. 

Sec. 4. An attempt to bunt which results in a foul. 
Sec. 5. A pitched ball, at which the batsman strikes but 
missei and which touches any pari of hi 

Sec o. A f,,ul Up, held by the catcher, while stand- 
ing within the lines of | in. 

Foul Strike. 
A "Foul Strike" is a ball batted by the 
RULE 50. batsman when either or both of his f 

upon the ground outside the lines of the 



When Batsman is Out. 
The batsman is out : 
RULE 51. Section i. If he t;til to take his position 

,,i the bat in the order in which his name 
is oil the batting list unless the error he discovered and 
the proper batsman replace him before a time "at hat" is 
recorded, in which case, the halls and strikes called must 
be counted in the time "at bat" of the proper batsman. 
But only the proper batsman shall he declared out, and 
00 runs" -hall he scored or bases run because of any act 
of the improper batsman. Provided, this rule shall nol be 

enforced unless the out be declared before the ball be de- 
livered to the succeeding batsman. Should the batsman 
declared out under this section be the third hand out and 
his side be thereby put out. the proper batsman in the next 
inning shall he the player who would have come to bat 
had the players been put Out by ordinary play in the pre- 
1 1 ding inning. . , . . 

Sec -' If he fail to take bis position within one minute 
after the umpire has called for the batsman. _ 

i If he make a foul hit other than a foul tip, as 
ed in Rule -to, and the hall be momentarily held by a 
touching the ground; provided it be not 
caught in a fielder's cap. protector, pocket or other part of 
his uniform, or strike some object other than a fielder he- 
fore being caught. ' , . _, , 

. if he make a foul strike, as defined m Rule 50. 
Sec S If he attempt to hinder the catcher from fielding 
or throwing the ball by stepping outside the lines of the 
batsman's position, or in any way obstructing or interfer- 
ing with that player. . , , , 

SEC o If while first base be occupied by a base runner, 
three 'strikes be called on him by the umpire, unless two 
men are already out. . , ., , ... 

7. If. 'while attempting a thud strike, the ball 
any part of the batsman's person, in which case base 

is occupying bases shall not advance as prescribed 

in Rule 55, Section 5- , ., - . 

SEC X." If. before two hands are out, while first .and 

1 or first, second and third ba-es are OCCOpied .he 

hit a fly ball, other than a line drive, that can be handled 

by an inficlder. In such case the umpires hall L as soon as 

the ball be hit declare it an infield or outfield hit. 

Sk 9. [f the third strike he called m accordance with 
R'uli 10. Section 5. 


Batsman Must Obey Call. 
Sec. io. The moment a batsman's term at bat ends, the 
umpire shall call for the batsman next in order to leave 
his seat on the bench and take his position at the bat, and 
no player of the batting side shall leave his seat on the 
bench until so called to bat, except to become a coacher 
or substitute base runner, to take the place of a player 
on his team's batting list, to comply with the umpire's 
order to leave the field or to make way for a fielder. 


Legal Order of Bases. 

The Bast Runner must touch each base 
RULE 52. in legal order, viz., First, Second, Third 
and Home Bases; and when obliged to re- 
turn while the ball is in play, must retouch the base or 
bases in reverse order. He can only acquire the right to a 
by touching it, before having been put out, and shall 
then be entitled to hold such base until he has legally 
touched the next base in order, or has been legally forced 
to vacate it for a succeeding base runner. However, no 
base runner shall score a run to count in the game ahead 
"f the base runner preceding him in the batting order, if 
there be such preceding base runner who has not been put 
out in that inning. 

RULE 53. 

When the Batsman Becomes a Base-Runner. 

Tin- batsman becomes a base runner: 
SECTION i. Instantly after he makes a 
fair hit. 
Sir. 2 . Instantly after "Four Balls" have been called by 
the umpire. 

Sic. 3. Instantly after "Three Strikes" have been de- 
clared by the umpire. 

i nt* '^' w ' tn<JlU making any attempt to strike at the 
ball his person or clothing be hit bv a pitched ball unless, 
in the opinion of the umpire, he plainly make no effort 
to get out of the way of the pitched ball and purposely 
permit himself to be hit. 

Set. 5. If the catcher interfere with him in or prevent 
Him from striking at a pitched ball. 


Entitled to Bases. 

The base runner shall be entitled, with- 
RULE 54. out liability to be put nut. to advance a base 
in the following cases : 

Section I. If, while the batsman, the umpire calls "Four 
Balls," or award him firs) base by being hit by a pitched 
ball or for being interfered with by the catcher in striking 
at a pitched ball. 

Sec. 2. If, while the batsman, a fair hit ball strike the 
pi i ion or clothing of the umpire or a base runner on fair 

Skc. .}. If the umpire award to a succeeding batsman a 
base (.n four balls, or for being hit by a pitched ball, or 
being interfered with by the catcher in striking at a pitched 
ball and the base runner be thereby forced to vacate the 
base held by him. 

Sec. 4. If the umpire call a "Balk." 

Sec. 5. If a ball delivered by the pitcher pass the catcher 
and touch the umpire or any fence or building wijhin 
ninety (90) feet of the home ba < 

Skc. 6. If be be prevented from making a base by the 
ruction of a fielder, unless the latter have the b.-Il in 
In. hand ready to touch the base runner. 

Sec. 7. If the fielder stop or catch a batted ball with 
bis cap. glove or any part of bis uniform, while detached 
from its proper place on his person. 

Returning to Bases. 
The base runner shall return to his base 
RULE 55. without liability to be put out : 

Si-c tion 1. If llu ' umpire declare a foul 
tip (a defined in Rule a<<) or any other foul hit, not legally 
caught by a fielder. , , ., 

Sec. 2. If the umpire declare a foul strike. _ 

Si, , if the umpire declare a dead balL unless n be 
the fourth unfair ball, and be be thereby forced to take 
the next base, as provided in Rule 54- Section 3. 

Sec 1 If the person or clothing of the umpire inter- 
fere with the catcher in an attempt to throw or the umpire 
ruck by a ball thrown by the catcher or other fielder 
to intercept a base runner. 

Sec s li "1 pitched ball at which 1! m strikes 

1„„ „ ,,,, ., I1V pal1 of the batsman's person. _ 

Sec <> fn any and all of thi the base runner is 


not required to touch the intervening bases in returning 

iiul lequneu iu ujucn me inter 
to the base he is legally entitled 


When Base Runners are Out. 

The base runner is out: 
RULE 56. Section i. If, after three strikes have 

been declared against him while the bats- 
man, the third strike ball be not legally caught and he 
plainly attempts to hinder the catcher from fielding the 

SEC 2. If. having made a fair hit while batsman, such 
fair hit ball be momentarily held by a fielder before touch- 
ing the ground or any object other than a fielder; pro- 
vided, if it be not caught in a fielder's hat, cap, protector, 
pocket or other part of his uniform. 

Sec. 3. If, when the umpire has declared "Three 
Strikes" on him while the batsman, the third strike ball 
be momentarily held by a fielder before touching the 
ground; provided, if it be not caught in a fielder's cap, 
protector, | other pan of his uniform, or touch 

some object other than a fielder before being caught. 

Sec. 4. If, a ft CT three strikes or a fair hit, he be touched 
with the ball in the hand of a field, r before he shall have 
touched first base. 

Sec. 5. If, after three strikes or a fair hit, the ball be 
securely held by a fielder while touching fir^t base with 
any part of his person before such base runner touch first 

Sec. 6. If, in running the last half of the distance from 
borne first base, while the' ball is being fielded to 

first base, he run outside the three foot lines, as di 
in Rule 7, unless he do so to avoid a fielder attempting to 
field a batted ball. 

Sec. 7. If, i n running from fir I from 

second to third base, or from third to home base, he run 
more than three feet from a direct line bet ween a base 
ami the next one in regular or reverse order to avoid being 
touched by a ball in the hands of a fielder. But in case 
a fielder be occupying a base runner's proper path in 
attempting to field a batted ball, the,, tin- base runner shall 
run out of direct line to the next base and behind 
fielder and 'ball not )„ ,,,,t f,, r s,, doing. 

Ski. X. If be fail to avoid a fielder attempting to field 
a batted ball, in the manner described in 1 and 7 

of this rule, or in any v. it :i fielder in attempting 

to field a batted ball, or intentionally interfere with a 


thrown ball; provided, thai if two or more fielders attempt 
to field a batted ball, and the base runner come in contact 
with one or more of them, the umpire shall determine 
which fielder is entitled to the benefit of this rule, and 
shall not decide the base runner out for coming in contact 
with a fielder Other than the one the umpire determines 
to be entitled to field such batted ball. 

Sec. 0. If at any time while the ball is in play, he be 
touched by the ball in the hands of a fielder, unless some 
part of 1 he touching the base he is entitled to 

occupy; provided, however, that the hall he held by the 
fielder after touching him. unless the base runner delib- 
erately knock it out of his hand. 

Sec. io. If. when a fair or foul hit ball (other than a 
foul tip as defined in Rule 4") be legally caught by a 
fielder, such hall he legally held by a fielder on the base 
occupied by the base runner when such ball was batted, 
or the base runner be touched with the ball in the hands 
of a fielder, before li<- retouch such base after such fair or 
foul hit hall was so caught: provided, that the base runner 
shall not he out in such case, if, after the ball was legally 
caught as above, it he delivered to the hat by the pitcher 
before the fielder h"ld it on said base, or touch the base 
runner out with it: Dill if the base runner, in attempting 
tch a base, detach it from its fastening before being 
touched or forced out, he -hall be declared safe. 

Sec ii If when the batsman Incomes abase runner, 

the fust base,' or the firsl and second bases, or the first, 

I ;,,„, third bases 1"' occupied, any base runner so 

to I,.- entitled to hold it, and 

may be put out at tl »M in the same manner as in 

running to • or by being touched with the ball in 

lands of a fielder at any time before any base runner 

following him ill the hatting order he put out, unless the 

umpire should decide the hit of the batsman to be an m- 

8eM fy . , • , < 

Sec 13 If a fair hit ball strike him before touching 

ler and in such case, no base shall be run unless 

I by the batsman becoming a base runner,' but 

no run shall be SCOfed or any Other base runner put out 

until the umpire puts the ball hack into play. 

Sk. i, if when advancing bases, or forced to return 

while the ball is in play, he fail to touch the 

intervening base or bases, if any. in the regular or reverse 

, v be, he may be pul out by the ball 

being held by a fielder on any base he failed to touch, or 

by being touched by th< 

hands of a fielder 



in the same manner as in running to first base; provided, 
that the base runner shall nol be QtH in such case if the 
ball be delivered to the bat by the pitcher before the 
fielder hold it on said base or touch the base runner with it. 
Sec. 14. If, when the umpire call "Play," after the 
Suspension ol a game, he fail to return to and touch the 
base he occupied when "lime" was called before touch- 
ing the next base; provided, the base runner shall not be 
out, in such case, if the ball be delivered to the bat by 
the pitcher, before the fielder hold it on said base or touch 
the base runner with it. 

Overrunning First Base. 

Sec. 15. The base runner in running to first base may 
overrun said base after touching it in passing without in- 
curring liability to be out for being off said base, pro- 
vide^ he return at once and retouch the base, after which 
he may be put out as at any other base. If, after over- 
running first base, he turn in the direction of or attempt 
to run to second base, before returning to first base, he 
shall forfeit such exemption from liability to be put out. 

SEC. to. If. before two hands are out and while third 
Upied, the coacber stationed near that base shall 
run in the direction of hi on or near the base line 

while a fielder is making or trying to make a play on a 
batted ball not caught on the fly, or on a thrown ball, and 
thereby draws a throw to home base, the base runner en- 
titled to third base shall be declared out by the umpire 
for the coacher's interference with and prevention of the 
legitimate play. 

Sec. 17. If one or more members of the team at bat 
stand or collect at or around a base for which a base' 
runner is trying, th nfusing the fielding side and 

' to tie difficulty of making BUCh play, run- 

ner shall be declared out for the interference of hi. team 
mat.- or team mates. 

SEC. IX. If he touch home I re a base runner pre- 

ceding lum in the batting order, if there be such preceding 
base runner, lose his right t.r third 

When Umpire Shall Declare an Out. 

'I be umpire shall declare the batsman or 
1 ■ runner out. without waiting for an ap- 
. I"' ;i ' b'f SUCh decision, in all cases where 

,", ' I I"" oul in accordance with any of these 

rules, except Secttons i.i and is of Rule 56. ' 

RULE 57. 


Coaching Rules. 
The coaclier shall be restricted to coach- 
RULE 58. ing the base runner only, and shall not 
address remarks expect to the base runner, 
and then only in words of assistance and direction in run- 
ning bases. He shall not, by words or signs, incite or try to 
incite the spectators to demonstrations, and shall not use 
language which will in any manner refer to or reflect upon 
a player of the opposite club, the umpire or the spectators, 
Not more than two coachrrs, who must be players in the 
Uniform of the team at bat, shall be allowed to occupy the 
space between the players' and the coachers' lines, one 
near first and the other near third base, to coach base 
runners. If there be more than the legal number of coach- 
ers or this rule be violated in any respect the captain of 
the opposite side may call the attention of the umpire to 
the offense, and thereupon the umpire must order the 
illegal coacher or coachers to the bench, and if his order 
be not obeyed within one minute, the umpire shall assess a 
fine of $5.00 against each offending player, and upon a 
repetition of die offense, the offenamg player or players 
shall he debarred from further participation in the game, 
and shall have the playing field forthwith. 

The Scoring of Runs. 
One run shall he scored every time a 
RULE 59. base runner, after having legally touched 
the first three bases, shall legally touch the 
home base before three men are put out: provided, how- 
ever, thai if he reach home on or during a play in whUJl 
the third man be forced out or be put out before reaching 
first base a run shall not count. A fore, out can he made 
only when a base runner legally loses the right to the base 
hereby obliged to advance as the result 
of a fair hit ball not caught on the fly. 

Power to Enforce Decisions. 

The umpire is the representative of the 
RULE 60. League and as such is authorized and re- 
quired to enforce each section of this code. 
He -hall have the power to order a player, captain or man- 
ager to do or omit to do any art which in Ins judgment is 
ary to give force and effect to one or all of these 
nibs, and to inflict penalties for violations .if the rules as 
hereinafter prescribed. 


RULE 61 . There shall be no appeal from any de- 

cision of the umpire on the ground thai he 

whether a h-, tl Yi* !,"" torrect '" his conclusion as to 
or out a H 1 , i'' ; V:lS H r " r f " '• :1 te «« r """" »fc 
Play involvnl ,al1 S 8 ^ 3 " " r '"". " r '"> «9 other 

vince.l tin ; ' • , reversed, except that he be con- 

captai, si ,1 -f " y" '' these rul«- The 

fl-t with rjasi'as'sa* "" ,,m ,i is in con - 

Must Not Question Decisions. 

RULE 62 „ Under n " circumstances shall a captain 
°r player dispute the accuracy of the um- 
pires judgment and decision on a play. 
Clubs Can Not Change Umpire. 

RULE 63 ri, e. umpire can not be changed during a 

oiainpionsh.p K ,.„ t „. |, v ,,„, ,.,,„,,.„, ,, f |ne 

of the field hc ■''""' barge 

ness. ,u " '*»"•<;■ . injury or ill- 

Penalties for Violations of the Rules. 
RULE 64 ,.:,,!" aI! c f scs f,f violation „f these rules, by 

t„ f, h ' i yiT " r ,11 -" |: 'K". the penah 
P' r e of $ soo - i , offeMe »"■■'" ' ■ the um- 

" f the offender fm„? r .u scc '"" 1 ' removal 

a period ■ • : '" or grounds, followed by 

as the preside. ' the club 

11 " x the League may fix. 

Umpire to .Report Violation, of the Rules. 

Rule 65. , f „V", ""'pirr ihall within twelve boors 
Kame f"' K "\ removing a player from the 
the penalty inflicted , „ i \T"' «• of 

RULE 66. 

dent . 
which .. 
the -,. 

the cause the: 
llm Im .»"-|jately upon,,, .^informed ,, v „„. 

*all notify th, '.,;• " " r I' 1 ' 

- amen ,."T'« Club Of 

fined ,•„,'; "I,' lore of 

^e amount of said fine L. 
Shall be debarred f„ , V 

'" i >dr "cpatm K in mpionship 


game or from sitting on a playe/s bench during the prog- 
■<( a championship game until such fine be paid. 

When the offense of the player debarred 
RULE 67. from the game be of a flagrant nature, 
such as the n language or an 

assault upon a player or umpire, the umpire shall wit im 
f'-ur hours then-after forward to the president ot the 
League full particulars. 

Warning to Captain*. 
The umpire shall notify both captains 
RULE 68. before the game-, and in the presence of 
each other, that all the playing rules w.l 
be strictly and impartially enforced, and warn them that 
failure on their par. to "' ««* <"!"™™ „ 

will result in offenders being fined, and, if necessary to 
preserve discipline, debarred from tin- game. 
On Ground Rules. 
Before the commencement of a game the 

™L He tall*™ *««**»" of, ho home ch* 
Whether there are any special ground nil , ■ 1 there 

^'" l '""'I' hrirVo^ an SfteTtte 2h 
tain of the VtSting team Of heir scope an jh 

ily enforced, provided thai H does not conflict 

any of these rules. 

Official Announcements. 

-,-,,, „„,,„■„. shall call "Plnv" * *e hour 

and declare "Game" at its legal termination. 
Suspension of Play. 
The umpire shall suspend play for the 
RULE 71. ^'^^"tn^heavilyastocausetlte 

player frot ' '''• ' 


from the grounds any player or spectator who has violated 
the rules, or in case of fire, panic or other extraordinary 

Call of Time. 
In suspending play from any legal cause 
RULE 72. the umpire shall call "lime"; when he calls 
"Time," play shall be suspended until he 
calls "Play" again, and during the interim no player shall 
he put out, base be run or nm be scored. "Time" shall 
not be called by the umpire until the ball be held by the 
pitcher while standing in his position. 

RULE 73. 

Decisions on Balls and Strikes. 

The umpire shall call and count as a 
"ball" any unfair ball delivered by the 
pitcher to the batsman. He shall also call 
and count as a "strike" any fairly delivered hall which 
er any portion of the home base, and within the 
batsman's legal range as defined in Rule 31, whether struck 
at nr not by the batsman; or a foul tip which is caught 
by the catcher standing within the lines "i hi-- position, 
within 10 feet of the bi . or which, after being 

struck at and not hit, strike the person of the hat-man; 
Or when the ball be bunted foul by the batsman; OT any 
f'"il hit hall not caught on the fly unless the batsman has 
two -t nk.-.. providei rer, that a pitched hall shall 

not be called or counted a "hall" or "strike" by the umpire 
Until it has passed the home plate. 

RULE 74. 

If hut one umpire he assigned, his duties 

anil jurisdiction shall extend to all points, 

and he shall be permitted t<> take his 

111 any part of the field that in In, opinion will best enable 

him to discharge his duties. If two uropii igned 

game, the assistant umpire shall decide all plays at 

nrst and second bases. 

Field Rules. 
nine tc ''•''" '"-' allowed upon any 

HULfc 75. ,,.,,, ,, f t , |r ||rM daring ,| u . I)r , ; . 

gam.- except the : n uniform, the 

man: 'K<' ' • moire, such officers of the law 

as may be present in Uniform, and such watchmen of the 
BOOM club as may he | „ x _ 

47 . 

No manager, captain or player shall ad- 
RULE 76. dress the spectators during a game except 
in reply to a request for information about 
the progress or state of the game. 

Every club shall furnish sufficient police 
RULE 77. force to preserve order upon its own 
grounds, and in the event of a crowd enter- 
ins the field during the progress of a game, and interfer- 
ing with ,1k- play in any manner, the visaing club may 
refus,- to play the field be cleared. If the held be not 
cleared within IS minutes thereafter, the Visiting club may 
claim and shall be entitled to the game by a score of nine 
runs to none (no matter what number of innings has 

been played). . _ ,. ... 

General Definitions. 

"Play" is the order of the umpire to be- 
RULE 78. pin the; game or to resume it after its suspen- 
'•Time" is the order of the umpire to sus- 
RULE 79. pend play. Such suspension must not ex- 
tend beyond the day. 

une" is the announcement of the um- 
pire that the game is terminated. 

•An inning" is the term at bat of the 
nine players representing a club in a game 
,,„,, i s completed when three of such play- 
ers have been legally put out. 

«A Time a. Hat" is the term a. bat of a 
RULE 82. batsman. Il begins -hen he takes Ins po- 
sition and continues until he IS put out 

'«"" "' P*- ^iTr^d first t bf thl 

charged against a batsman who IS awar e I t,r 1 >. MM «£tM 

a sacrifice Int. ^^ ^ ,. Lcgally " signifies as required 
RULE 81 by these rules. 


To promote uniformity in scoring cham- 

for the guhhm'c of scorers, and they arc reomred to 
make .,11 teat* i„ accordance therewith. 





The Batsman's Record. 

Section i. The first item in the tabu- 

kule B5. lated score, after the player's name and 

position, shall he the number of times he 

has been at bat during the game, but the exceptions made 

in Rule 8-> must not be included. 

Sac 2. In the second column shall be let down the runs, 
it any, made by each player. 

Sec. 3. In the third column shall be placed the first base 
nits, it any, made by each player. 

The Scoring of Base Hits. 
Sec. 4. \ base hit shall be scored in the following cases: 
When the ball from tin: bat strikes the ground on or 

within the foul lines and out of the reach of the fielders. 
When a fair-hit ball is partially or wholly stopped bv 

? '" M " ni motion, but such player can not recover himself 

'!' '"!"' "' held the ball to fit the striker reaches 

mat base or to force out another base runner. 

YVncn the ball be hit with such force to an inficlder OT 
pnuicr that he can not handle it in time to pul out the 
oatsman or force out a base runner. In a case ,,f doubt 

over this class of hits, a base hit should I ! and 

tile fielder exempted from the charge of an MTOr. 

^rl.'i „ " ls hil so s,,nvl - v toward a fielder that he 
cannot h:„„ 11,. lt , n u , m . to , (nU ^ batmaB <)T fm(x 

out a base runner. 

hvallio'TI « heI ? " ' ,:iSC n,,1,Ur j< n,,ir '-' 1 by being hit 

base hi. ' " ,,alSnla " ,houW ta ,r,,|,u ' 1 •" ■ 

umnire"-'s h'"' 1 , '■''' , ", '''''• ""' I"™'" ° r Clothing of the 
umpire, as defined in Rule 54l Section 2. 

isforced'outby 1 '!,,: 1 ,!;;;;: Im w ^ r "' whra ;i «»■ ™ r 

Sacrifice Hits. 
ficehi'ts 5 ' In UlC f ' J " r,h aAmoa lha11 •* I ,l; "'"' ! ''"■ «acri- 

.ta.lS.u sh ;'" ■* r ™» «'■". 

vances a r „ %",'" "1 Wb ? Un ' mv man is ""<• ■"'- 
t-ats iic,; ,. "1 C ,, a , 1 ' a -' by« built nit, which results in the 


Fielding Records. 
Set. 6. The number of opponents, if any. put out by 
each player shall be SCI down in the fifth column. Where 
the batsman is given out by the umpire for a foul strike, 

or fails to hat in proper order, the put-out shall he -cored 
to the catcher. In cases of the base runner being declared 
"out" for interference, running out nf line, or on an in- 
field fly. the "out" should he credited to the player who 
WOUld have made the play hut for the action of the base 
runner or the announcement of the umpire. 

number of times, if any, each player assists 
in putting out an opponent shall he set down in the sixth 
column. An assist should he given to each player who 
handles the hall in aiding in a 'run out or any other play 
of the kind, except the one who completes It. 

An assist should be given to a player who makes a play 

in time to put a runner out. even H the player who could 
complete the play fail, through no fault of the assisting 

And generally an assist should he given to each player 
who handles or assists in any manner in handling the 
hall from til.' tin.,' it leaves the hat Until it reaches the 
I who makes the put OUt, W 11 Case of a thrown 
hall, to each player who throws or handles it cleanly, and 
in such a way ihat a put-out results, or would result if 
no error WCTC made hv a team-mate. 

ists should he credited to every player who handles 
the hall in the plav which results in a base runner being 
called "out" for interference or for running out of line. 


SEC & At, error shall he given in the seventh column 

for each misplav winch prolongs the time at bat of the 

.,,- B l] OW j a base runner to make one 01 more 

when pe fed play would have in being,... 

!•.„ a 'wild Pil'h/a base On hal , a base awarded to 

a batsman hv being struck by a pitched ball . in gal 

Pitch a balk and a passed had. each of which IS a battery 

and not a fiehimierror, shall no, he included in the seventh 

C "'\n"error shall no, he charged again* J^C***"^* 
Wild throw in an attempt W , he or 

the ba« runner advance an exl ■ , i or Tn 

An error shall not he scored against the catcher or an 


inficlder who attempts to complete a double play, unless 
the throw be so wild that an additional base be gained. 

In case a base runner advance a base through the failure 
of a baseman to stop or try to stop a ball accurately thrown 
to his base, he shall be charged with an error and not the 
player who made such throw, provided there were occasion 
for it. If such throw be made to second base the scorer 
shall determine whether the second baseman or shortstop 
shall be charged with an error. 

Stolen Bases. 

Sec. 9. A stolen base shall be credited to the base run- 
ner whenever he advances, a base unaided by a base hit, a 
put-out, a fielding or a battery error. 

The Summary. 

The Summary shall contain : 
RULE 86. SeCTIOH 1. The score made in each in- 

ning of the game and the total runs of each 
side in the game. 

Sec. 2. The number of stolen bases, if any, by each 

Sec. 3. The number of two-base hits, if any, made by 
each player. 

Sec. 4. The number of three-base hits, if any, made by 
each player. 

Sec. 5. The number of home runs, if any, made by each 

Sec. 6. The number of double and triple plays, if any, 
made by each side and the names of the players assisting 
in the same. 

Sec. 7. The number of innings each pitcher pitched in. 

Sec. 8. The number of base hits, if any, made off each 

Sec. 9. The number of times, if any, the pitcher strikes 
out the opposing batsmen. 

Sec. 10. The number of times, if any, the pitcher gives 
bases on balls. 

Sec. 11. The number of wild pitches, if any, charged to 
the pitcher. 

Sec. 12. The number of times, if any, the pitcher hits a 
batsman with a pitched ball. 

Sec. 13. The number of passed balls by each catcher. ' 

Sec. 14. The time of the game. 

Sec. 15. The name of the umpire. 


To Umpires, Managers and 

The Hart-FIcischmann resolution for the preservation 
of good order on the ball field, which was enacted and made 
perpetual in 1903, was amended at the last annual meeting 
of the National League in December, 1904. 

The amendment is as follows: 

''Any player removed by an umpire for a viola- 
tion of the Playing Rules during the season of 
1905 SHALL BE FINED ten dollars by the Presi- 
dent of the League for EACH REMOVAL; and 
if, in addition thereto, the player so removed BE 
SUSPENDED by the President of the League, 
said suspension shall carry with it a FINE OF 
paid by the player into the treasury of the League 
WITHIN FIVE DAN'S after the levying of such 
fine; otherwise the player will he ineligible to play 
until fine is paid." 





Annual Meeting of the National 

League of Professional 

Base Ball Clubs 

Held at the Victoria Hotel. New York City. 
Wednesday and Thursday. December 13 and 14. 1904. 

Wednesday and Thursday, December 13, 14, 1904. 

Meeting called to order at 3 P. M. 

President Harry C. Pulliam in the Chair; John A. Hey- 
dler acting as Secretary. 

Present : 

A. H. Soden and W. H. Conant, representing the Bos- 
ton Base Ball Association. 

C. II. Ebbets and Edward Hanmi.n, representing the 
Br loklyn Ball Club. 

James A. Hart, representing the Chicago League Ball 

August Herrmann, Julius Fleischmann and Max 
Fleischmanh, representing the Cincinnati Exhibition 

IN T. Brush and Fred KnowleB, representing the 
ional Exhibition Company. 

Barney DreyeuSS and Wn.i. Locke, representing the 
burg Athletic Company. 

1 he Chair announced that, owing to illness in the fam- 
ily of Mr. Frank dcllass Robison, the St. Louis Club 
would m ,] ;it the meeting. 

William J. Shell-line presented hil credentials as Presi- 
dent 01 the newly elected "Philadelphia Ball Company," 
and Mr. Shettsline's name was added to the roll-call as 
representing the Philadelphia Ball Company. 

The minutes .,f the Reconvened Annual Meeting of 
March 1 to 4, 1004, were read, corrected and approved. 

53 . 

Chairman Sodcn of the Board of Directors presented the 
Report of the Board, which carried with it the award of 
the Championship of the National League for 11304 to the 
New York Club : the approval of the final Report of Trus- 
tee N. E. Young, covering the League Reduction Fund ; 
the approval of the Report of H. C. Pulliam as Treasurer 
of the League from December 1, 1903, to December 10, 
1904. and the approval of Report of H. C. Pulliam as 
Trustee on receipts and disbursements of 5 per cent. Fund 
for KXM- 

On motion, the Report of the Board of Directors was 
accepted and approved. 

President Pulliam then read his Annual Report for the 
on of 1004, which was ordered spread upon the 

The election of officers being in order, the Secretary 
"f the meeting was instructed to cast the vote of the 
League for Marry C. Pulliam as President, Secretary and 
Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

On motion, ' the Board of Directors — Messrs. Soden, 
Brush, Hart and Dreyfuss — was re-elected for the ensuing 

On motion, a vote of thanks was tendered Mr. N. E. 
Young for the faithful manner in which he had discharged 
Ins duties as Trustee of the League Reduction Fund. 

\ communication from President John T. Brush of the 
New Yorl 'I Club, relative to the League taking 

action t.> secure the proper supervision and regulation of 
games for the World's Championship, was read. 
On motii n, recess was taken until December 14. 

Wednesday, December 14, 1904. 
Milling re-convened at 1:10 P. M. 
All clubfl represented save St. Louts. 
On motion of Mr. Herrmann, authority was delegated 
t" the National Commission to arrange proper rules and 

. 54 

regulations for the playing of World's Championship con- 
tests, said rules and regulations to be referred back to the 
National and American Leagues for their approval before 
becoming effective. 

On motion, it was provided that any player removed 
from the game by the umpire during the season of 1905 
shall be fined $10 and that, in addition, if the player so 
removed be further suspended by the President of the 
League, he shall be fined $10 for each day of suspension, 
the fine to be paid within five days. 

The matter of changes in the National Agreement was 
brought up and the opportunity given Mr. Howard 
Griffith to present the wishes of the National Association 
in the matter. 

On motion, the League voted its approval of the con- 
ns asked by the National Association 

On motion of Mr. Hart, the meeting adjourned subject 
to the call of the chair. 


Reconvened Annual Meeting of the 

National League of Professional 

Base Ball Clubs 

Held at the Victoria Hotel, New York City, 
Wednesday and Thursday, February 15 and 16, 1905. 

Wednesday, February is, 1905. 

Meeting called to order at 2:30 P. M. 

President Pulliam in the Chair; John A. Heydler acting 
as Secretary. 
1 nt : 

A. H. Soden, representing the Boston Base Ball Asso- 

C. If. EbbETS and EDWARD HANLON, representing the 
Brooklyn Ball Club. 

JAMES A. HART, representing the Chicago League Ball 

BUST Hermann, representing the Cincinnati Exhibi- 
tion Company. 

Fred KnOWUB, representing the National Exhibition 
' bmpany. 

Wit ma u ShETTSUNE and IX LeRoY REEVES, represent- 
ing the Philadelphia Ball Company. 

Wri 1 Lot kk, representing the Pittsburg Athletic Com- 

FRANK M 1 1 ass RoBISON, representing the American 
Ball and Athletic Exhibition Company 01 St. Louis. 
Of the December, 1004, meeting were read 
and approved. 

The Board of Directors presented its findings in the case 
of j,,hn V, ' the Si. Louis Club,, 

upon motion, were received and approved. 


On motion, ii was decided that when this meeting aci- 
journs it do so suhject to the call of the Chair. 

Chairman Herrmann, of the National Commission, laid 
lief' .re the meeting the proposed amendments to the Na- 
tional Agreement, which the League instructed President 
I'ulliam to vote for when the matter came up for action be- 
fore the National Commission. 

A recess was taken until Thursday, February if>. 

Thursday, February 16, 1905. 

Meeting called to order at 7 P. M. by the President. 

President Pulliam presented the playing schedule for 
the season of 1005, which was adopted. 

Mr. EbbetS, fr< in the Committee on Constitution, offered 
an amendment to Section 33 of the National League Con- 
stitution, which was adopted. 

Mr. Herrmann, on behalf of the National Commission, 
presented the rules and regulations for the government 
of the World's Championship series, which, upon (notion 

of Mr. Hart, were adopted. 

I he Rules Committee of the League was instructed to 
meet with a like committee of the American League. 

At 8:30 P. M. the League adjourned, subject to the 
call of the Chair. 

Officers and Members 

The following is an official list of the officers of the National League 
of Professional Base Ball Clubs, and Officers of Clubs, Members thereof, 
for the season of 1905: 

President, Secretary and Treasurer 

Harry C. Pulliam, 

Rooms 1424-1426 St. James Building. New York City. 

Telephone, 2209 Madison (Long Distance). 

Board of Directors 
A. II. Soden, James A. Hart, John T. Brush and Barney Dreyfuss. 

A. H. Soden, President, 410 Atlantic Ave. 

J. B. Billings, Treasurer, Box 1756. 

Charles 11. KiuiKTs. President. H. R. Von DBS Horst, Secretary. 
Henry W. Medicus. Treasurer. C. H. Ebbets. Jr.. Asst. Secretary. 


August Herrmann. President, 
Majc C. Fleischmann, Secretary and Treasurer, Wiggins Block. 

James A. Hart, President. Fisher Building. 


Bakney Dreyfuss, President, W. H. Locke. Secretary. 

903 Farmers' Bank Building. 

Wm. J. Shettsline, President, 

D. LeRoy Reeves. Secretary. 

819-21 Real Estate and Trust Building. 


JOHN T. Brush, President, 

Fred M. Secretary-Treasurer, Room 726 St James Building. 



Frank DeIIass Robison. President. 

M. Stanley Ron rer. H. S. Muckenfuss, Secretary. 




O. AB. K. II. TB. 2Ii. ••'■''• HB. SII. SB. 

New York 157 5150 744 1847 177:; SOI M 91 199 !88 

Pittsburg 156 5160 '-.7.-, 1833 IW6 184 102 IB 124 17H 

Cincinnati 157 5231 11112 1332 I70N lK'J 92 21 180 170 

St. I/mla 158 5104 tti2 1202 1671 17.". 86 24 198 189 

ChlfuKr 156 5210 . r .'.i7 1284 1641 157 82 29 HI 927 

Philadelphia 155 5108 671 1968 loir. 17m 54 98 110 199 

Boston 155 5185 401 1217 ir,i2 163 50 24 l"l 143 

Brooklyn 154 4917 487 1 ML' 1452 159 53 15 129 2". r . 


O. All. B. II. TB. 

Wajrner, Plttnhnrg .......132 430 17 171 255 

Dunlin, Clncl.-N. Y ..'... . 96 868 59 121 HW 

BecUejr, St Louis 142 551 72 178 222 

Seymour. Cincinnati 180 581 71 166 E88 

Crady, St. Louis !i2 329 11 1"1 109 

Chance, Chicago 124 161 89 140 194 

Dnnn, New Ymk 00 ini 27 06 7.'. 

Clarke, Pittatiuri; 7u 278 51 SB 111 

Beaumont, Pittsburg 103 615 87 180 230 

Titus, I'hllarleliihin 1 111 5<l4 00 148 196 

Thomas, Philadelphia ....188 196 89 III 171 

Oeaaler, Brooklyn BO ::n n 86 181 

McOann, New York 141 617 M 148 200 

Behnlte, Chicago 2" 81 16 24 in 

Delahanty, Boston 188 189 56 1 12 194 

Dotal, Cincinnati 198 166 ss 182 178 

Odweu. Cincinnati 126 468 7.", 188 its 

Bresnshan. Now York 107 402 M in 166 

Browne, New York 149 596 99 189 997 

Bmost, St. Ixmls 187 520 58 146 190 

!''•;',""■ N,w Sort 180 i7i xi [83 168 

K.ll.y, Cincinnati 12:: 449 7.". 120 178 

Shannon, St. 1 ■ [S8 800 84 140 159 

.'."'," y '. ! ,r "" kl ' v " 100 577 711 161 217 

KcComlck, H. N.Y.-Plit«.120 HI 68 12:: 17:: 

Mat-,-. Philadelphia ..... 86 864 r.l 101 149 

,,','. ■,.,,','"'. , V '.", k 1*9 147 209 

1 r,,'' > l ' lh " 1 , , ; l l' 1 "--' 102 369 30 102 1 16 

bautcrborn, Boston .... M , ; .| - i.f "I 

1. Philadelphia ....153 r,s 7 « lo'i 196 

V.'. ',7; 'V.'" 1 ','" '•-'- " ; 7 II 127 171 

T'\ '.">• ><"*<"" H7 688 7-1 ill 182 

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Brain, .St. |„,uli< 128 40s , 7 ..,, ip- 

Wohrertoj. Philadelphia ..102 898 43 06 UH 

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McCarthy. Chicago 115 483 30 114 132 14 2 17 14 .204 

Rltchey, Pittsburg 156 541 79 143 189 22 12 17 12 .263 

Hoggins, Cincinnati 140 491 96 129 1«1 12 7 2 15 18 .203 

l.r.-v.r, Pittsburg 84 99 IS 26 86 2 2 12 .203 

McChesney, Chicago 22 88 9 28 .'!:; 2 2 .261 

N thorn, Boston 78 200 18 70 100 12 3 4 1 3 .200 

Steele, Chicago 120 481 7:1 125 liln 12 In 1 7 28 .200 

Dillon, Brooklyn 184 511 80 132 182 18 6 9 13 .258 

Roth, Philadelphia os 229 28 59 72 8 114 8 .238 

l.'uimr, Cincinnati 80 07 9 28 88 110 2 .258 

Leach, I'lttsiuirg |4<; 57'.' 92 149 l!M 15 12 2 4 2:s .257 

tbbatlccblo, Boston 164 679 70 lis 195 18 1" 8 18 21 .256 

Shay, st. Loots !is 840 15 87 108 11 1 1 7 30 .256 

Farrell, St Loots' 180 609 72 180 IS9 23 3 B 16 .255 

Batch, Brooklyn 28 94 o 21 86 1 2 2 2 6 .255 

Gilbert, w. New Fork... 146 178 67 121 148 1.1 8 1 10 88 .253 

Sebrlng, Pltt»bnrg-Clnn...l88 527 60 182 no 2" 9 1 10 .250 

Dobba, Brooklyn 96 868 86 90 no 10 2 oil 11 .248 

Bitter, Brooklyn 63 214 2.: 68 69 I 1 o 5 17 .248 

Smith, il.. Pittsburg 17 in 17 86 40 8 10 3 .21s 

Carisch, Piiuiniig 86 126 9 81 88 8 101 3 .248 

Hnlswltt, Philadelphia ...118 406 88 99 121 11 4 1 12 8 .244 

Barry, Phils. -Chicago 108 886 11 94 no !i 2 1 12 14 .244 

Htelnfeldt, Cincinnati 98 849 86 86 III 11 8 I 11 18 .mi 

Tones, D., Chicago 97 836 11 82 112 11 6 8 1 14 .244 

Ueler, Boston lis 680 70 ill 166 17 217 18 .243 

Kllng. Chicago 120 162 > 184 18 2 14 7 .243 

Pelts, C nnatl s2 272 32 68 si; 18 2 14 1 .243 

Dooln, PI, II: Ipbls 104 356 II 88 123 11 I 8 3 15 .212 

Phelps, Pittsburg 02 802 29 78 84 6 8 012 2 .212 

Gilbert, J. Pittsburg .... 25 87 18 21 21 000 8 .241 

8 ksrd, Brooklyn 148 607 7o 121 189 23 11 I is 21 .230 

Bchlel, Cincinnati 88 261 2:. 89 88 8 8 4 7 .2::? 

Canneil Boston 98 848 82 si ss 5 10 7 10 .234 

Jn.klll».h. Brooklyn 23 77 8 18 23 3 1 1 7 .234 

Donleary, St, Urals 51 172 28 10 56 7 3 118 .2X3 

Bowerman, New fort .... 90 289 88 07 92 11 127 7 .282 

O'Neill M. St. Loots... . 28 91 9 21 82 7 2 5 .281 

Corcoran, Cincinnati 160 57s 66 188 171 17 2 14 19 .280 

Lynch Pittsburg 27 87 8 20 28 9 2 1 .280 

Burke St LoolJ 118 408 87 99 108 10 8 17 17 .227 

Moran BMton 898 20 90 119 11 8 1 8 I" .226 

M.thewJo7l?ew Tort ... 48 188 18 80 g 6 » B 9 8 .220 

Mitchell, Phlla.-Brookljrn.. 88 106 12 24 82 4 2 4 1 .226 

mil, St. Lonls 88 ■>■■ '•< « . .- ? T, f £8 

Wilt*,. New V..rk 26 07 H> 16 22 2 1 I 2 1 .224 

Bransneld Pitts I ....189 B20 47 118 IS1 17 D 19 11 .223 

Undgrcn Cblcsgo . . 81 !h> 7 20 27 8 2 2 I .222 

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Doyle* Br^ok&n-Pbila.... 72 208 22 67 77 .1 8 1 8 B .221 

Donahue, St. Loate-Plina. . 80 215 22 « ; I 2 10 . 

Wicker PhlcSEo , 5" 155 17 ::l 88 1 o 3 4 .219 

Byers St ioufs -IT 80 8 8 18 1 .217 

il J Chlcsao 9 168 8 88 11 6 o I 4 1 .214 

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Corridon, Chicago- Phlla... 81 ga t 19 21 2 11 1 

''""''•• Brooklyn 24 ft. 3 S 9 1 0(1 3 

Garvin, Brooklyn ;« 03 n s 800030 

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Phllllppe, Pittabnrg 21 iv, 4 8 8 001 

Scanlan, i'ltis. Brooklyn.. . 17 41 2 5 6 6 

\\ :>lk.-r, Cincinnati 24 77 9 9 2 

Plttenger, Boston 88 121 2 18 18 o o 3 1 

spark*, Philadelphia 28 70 8 8 1 O 

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Wllhelm, Boaton 39 100 :; 7 2 6 

HoPberaon, Philadelphia... 15 47 3 3 1 

Miller, Pittsburg .19 40 2 2 2 000 





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I'eltz. Cincinnati iH igg n ,, 

M.i. am,. Hew York 141 1481 M IS 

.,"','","• '''"'-'^ 128 1905 108 18 

BecMey, St. Louis 143 i.vjr. 01 20 

Keller, Cincinnati 117 1049 78 14 

"nhey, Boston 141 1145 US 22 

Dillon, Brooklyn 104 1804 89 2r, 

Held. Pittsburg 139 1404 88 30 

'"•*'''• Bi klyn-PbUadelphla 72 607 69 16 

Dolan, Cincinnati 24 199 10 5 

furry, Chlcag , K , M „ B 

laiali, Philadelphia 82 590 28 29 


gltchey, Pittsburg ,.-,,; 880 . ( h2 30 

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Jordan, Brooklyn 7,, 112 IT9 11 

uubert, New York , tll :;,,:, ujg n 

Hugglns, Cincinnati no 3:17 4ls 10 

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Lauterbom, Boatoi •..,, 89 80 8 

°>eaaon, PbUade In iaa gn „;.. an 

■JairreU, St. X^rala uo 287 460 58 

'"'.•'"'""''.v. IN 38 41 

Woodruff, Cincinnati 17 .:■• 10 s 

Strang, Brooklyn K{ | M 101 o ci 


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WolTertpn Philadelphia " 109 148 .1 R 

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Delahanty, Boston ,,: ■£ 9S 12 

■MnfcMt, Cincinnati "^ jgj Jg g 

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Name and rind. i;. P.O. 

Brain, St. Louli :io 40 

Batcb, Brooklyn 28 26 

Hall, Philadelphia ai 13 

Donahue, Philadelphia 24 24 


Corcoran, Cine! itl ir«) ::r.n 

Dahlen, New Sort 140 816 

(Tuner, Piitxiiurg 121 271 

Bahh. BrcHiklyu 151 370 

Brain, St. Loota SB 109 

Tinker. Chicago 1 to ::27 

Abbatlcchlo, Boatoi 154 367 

Kraeger, Plttabnrg :'■- 64 

Hulawitt, Philadelphia 118 878 

Slinv, St. I„,ul8 117 168 

Donabne, si. Lools-Phlladelphla SO .','.1 

Hall. Phlladelpb.a 15 25 

01 Trii:i.iu:i:s. 

Hill, St. I.nnis 23 41 

Br Bl 1. ■ in 86 

Dual. aw, St. Loola 44 68 

fTnrk.-. Plttiburg 7» 186 

Shannon, si. I.,,uls tffl 846 

Coolej . Boston Ufl '-'" l 

Tli. ,111ns. I'iilhi.l.-I|.hla 189 881 

Sebring, Pittaburg-Clnclnnatl 186 231 

Wllllama, Cblcago '-'i '■'■'■} 

Bea it, I'litHiiuri: 168 287 

Scbnlto, Chicago »i 84 

McChesney, Cblcago 22 27 

Smoot, si. Loola }J7 870 

liy. Cblcago 5 f" 

New V"rk I ' MJ 

Sbeckard, Brooklyn ; . ~'\ 

Odwell, Cincinnati '-'■ JgJ 

Lumlcy, Brooklyn '£> J*J 

Itarrv. Philadelphia and Cblcago |'2 isi 

hnn. New Jfork JJ '•',' 

Carney, Boaton '' JX 

Tims, Philadelphia !' -; 5 

Seymour, Cincinnati '•. "S 

Bchulte, Cblcag ,-. '.'- 

■ ■.. si. Ix.uls and Boaton -' JJ" 

. Cincinnati '"- 'E 

Wicker, Cblcag ,-., .,,;„ 

Dobba, Brooklyn ..',- ".., 

Oeler, Boaton "2 f£ 

igo . ,: ', :., 

Mccormick, New V...k and Plttabnrg .... 20 188 

v Y.irk .'• r„ 

S1»kK Chlcag ';?- S 

M ilL -,,.. Philadelphia g -. 

Oeaaler, Brooklyn £{ ", . 

Lush, Philadelphia •':: 

Kraeger, Plttabarg ;,'., ,'..: 

Cannell, Boaton ••••• ,'J, ■ •., 

. Cincinnati and N«" * " rk SI •'•',, 

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Name and Club. G. P.O 

llriggs, Chicago 84 

Taylor, U. New York 37 

Leerer, Pittsburg 34 

I'hillippe Pittsburg 21 

Kt'llum, Cincinnati 31 

Poole, Brooklyn 24 

Scanlan, Ptttabnrg anil Brooklyn 17 

Bwlng Cincinnati 20 

McNIchoL Boston 17 

Flaherty, Ptttabnrg 29 

Mathewson, New York 48 

Weimer, Chicago 37 

Corrldon, Chicago ami Philadelphia 24 

McPberaon, Philadelphia U 

Wlllla, Il.stoi, 43 

Walker, Cincinnati 24 

Taylor, J., St. l/aila II 

MeFarland, St. Leal* 82. 

Mitchell, Philadelphia and Brooklyn 21 

Nichols, St. Louis 88 

Lnndgren, Chicago 81 

Miller. Plttaburg 19 

Case, Pittsburg 18 

Wllhelm, Boatoa 89 

Harper, Cincinnati 85 

Brown. Clii.ii>; 26 

Wilts.-, New York 25 

CronlD, Brooklyn 40 

Fisher, Boston 31 

McGlnnlty, New York 61 

Fraser, Philadelphia 42 

Sparks, Philadelphia 86 

Pitt. nuer. Boston 88 

Halm, Cincinnati SB 

Wicker, Chicago 

O'Neill, St. Loola SB 

Lynch. Pittsburg 27 

Duggleby, Philadelphia 88 

Jones, Brooklyn 46 

Garvin, Brooklyn 88 

Ames, New York 16 

SutthofT, Clnelnnotl anil Philadelphia ... :!l 


Name and Club. O. P.O. 

Warner, New York 88 127 

Carlach, Plttaburg 22 89 

O'Neill, J.. Chicago 49 858 

Byers. St. I-nula 18 84 

Bowertnim, How York 7!' 118 

Hitter, Brooklyn 57 249 

Potta, Cineinnati 04 255 

Kllng. Chicago |n4 499 

Sehlel. Clnel it| ss 384 

Smith, II., Pittsburg II 158 

McLean, St. Ixiuls 21 128 

Bergen, Brooklyn 88 414 

Moran, Boston 72 826 

Zearfoss, St. Louis 25 107 

























































































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Name and Club. G. P.O. A. E. P.B. T.C. P.C. 

Phelps, Pittsburg 91 360 97 17 13 487 .9.18 

Roth. Philadelphia 85 I'll 71! 11 7 3.18 .9.18 

Grady. St. Louis 77 323 77 19 12 4.11 .928 

Marshall, Phlla. New York. Boston 20 81 39 7 .1 1.10 .923 

Dooln. l'hlludi-lphla 96 411 149 37 11 608 .921 

Needham, Boston 77 326 140 27 16 509 .916 


Games won and lost, with percentage of all pitchers who participated in 

ten or more games in the championship campaign: 

No. Games Ex. Shut- P.C. 

Pitched In'g Tie out Games Games of 

Name and Club in. Games. Games. Games. Won. Lost. Vic. 

McGinnity. New York.... 51 7 2 9 85 8 .814 

Wiltse. Now York 24 2 13 3 .813 

Matthewson. New York.. 48 2 1 4 33 12 .733 

Harper. Cincinnati 35 3 2 6 23 9 .719 

Flaherty. Pittsburg 29 1 5 19 9 .679 

Case. Pittsburg 18 1 3 10 6 .667 

Lundgren. Chicago. 31 3 1 2 17 9 .651 

Wicker. Chicago 30 2 4 17 9 .654 

Walker, Cincinnati 24 3 2 15 8 .652 

Briggs. Chicago 34 3 3 19 11 .633 

Lc-ever. I'ittsburg 34 2 2 1 18 1 1 .621 

Nichols, St. Louis 36 3 1 3 21 13 .618 

Kellum. Cincinnati 31 2 1 15 10 .600 

Brown, Chicago 26 4 15 10 .600 

Elliott. Cin. & New York 12 1 3 2 .600 

Weimcr. Chicago 37 1 1 6 20 14 .588 

Taylor. L.. Now York.... 37 5 21 15 .583 

Lynch Pittsburg 27 1 15 11 .577 

Corridon. Chi. &Phi!a....24 2 2 11 10 .624 

fvlor John, St. Louis... 41 3 2 20 19 .513 

Phillippe. Pittsburg 21 1 3 10 10 .500 

Miller Pittsburg 19 1 2 7 7 .500 

M ug;iX.Philad,lphia..3J 2 2 12 13 .480 

Hahn. Cincinnati. 35 3 1 2 16 8 .471 

Ewing. Cincinnati., 26 2 11 13 .458 

M.Farland. St. Louis ... 32 1 1 14 18 .438 

Scanlan. Pitts. & B'klyn.. 17 3 7 9 .438 

Willis, Boston 43 4 2 18 25 .4 9 

Pittenger. Boston 38 2 1 5 15 21 .417 

O'Neill. St. Looil 25 2 1 10 14 .4 7 

Wilhclm. Boston 39 2 1 A 4 20 .412 

Jon.-.. Brooklyn 46 3 17 25 .405 

Ames. New York 16 2 2 4 6 .400 

Corbett. St. Louis 14 5 8 .385 

Fraser. Philadelphia 42 3 14 24 .368 

Sutthoff, Cin.* I'hila.... 31 1 11 19 .367 

Poole. Brooklyn 24 1 8 14 .364 

Cronin.Bns.klyn .... jg J » * 12 23 .343 

Mitchell. Phil. & Brook... 21 1 1 8 12 .333 

Sparks. Philadelphia 26 3 7 16 .304 

Ftoer. Borton 31 2 2 | J| -|™ 

Garvin. Brooklyn 28 ^02 5 15 .250 

Camnitz. Pittsburg 10 o 12 143 

McNichol. Boston }] ? , 1 1 12 077 

KePhcnon, Philadelphia. 15 2 1 1 1 u .«</ 


Record of pitchers who participated in 
No.Gamcs Ex. 

Pitched In"g Tie 

Name and Club in. Games. Games. 

Durham. Brooklyn 2 

Thatcher, Brooklyn 10 

McGinley, St. Louis 3 

Robitaille, Pittsburg 9 1 

Caldwell. Philadelphia.... 6 

Pfister, Pittsburg 3 

Reisling, Brooklyn 7 

Lee, Pittsburg 5 

Sanders, St. Louis 4 o 

Dunleavy, St. Louis 7 

Brackenridge, Phila 7 

Lush, Philadelphia 7 

Reidy, Brooklyn 6 

Milligan, New York 5 

Carney. Boston 4 

Groth, Chicago 3 n q 

Barry, Thos., Phila 10 

Koukalik, Brooklyn 10 

Doescher, Brooklyn 2 

Stewart. Boston 2 

Bowerman, New York 1 

Delehanty. Boston 1 

Dunn, New York 10 

Moren, Pittsburg 1 

Veil, Pittsburg 10 

less than ten 





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Wt'IU w 

v . "x Purcha 
(7—^ and mo; 
| [ Base Ball 

were won by A. G. SPALDING & BROS, at the Louisiana 
Purchase Exposition. 1904, for the best, most complete 
" moat attractive installation of ( Jymnastic Apparatus, 
and Athletic Supplies shown at the World's Fair. 






U ■■ 1 exclusively by the National League, Ulnar Leagu e * . and by 
alllm. itlon» for over e quarter of « 

century. Each ball wrapped in tinfoil and put In a separate box, 
and sealed in accordance with the regal the National 

League and American .A aodation. Warranted n, la a a full same 
when used under ordinary conditions. 

Each, $1.25 



oric Chicago St. Looifl DtnTW San Pn 

iBoston Minneai>oHs Baltimore Kan;, as Cit y New Orleans 

| Buffalo Philadelphia Waahinffton Pittsburg Syraouaa Cincinnati 

Montreal. Can. London, Knjrland 


omplete •*" ,— — ■ 
laratu.s, ^— — :\ 
rltl's Fair. | 

were won by A. G. SPALDING & BROS, at the Louisiana 

Purchase Exposition. 1904, for the best, most complete 

and most attractive Installation of Gymnastic App; 

....11 and Athletic Supplies shown at theWi 





p| :-- 


GkU Medal 

Bati in our 
in..- v.. do n 

to emphi 
the fact that in 
ihinir more 
mere manufacture 
i-iif -lull ll M I 
aery. The man who 
makea a baae ball bat 
should know juat what 
i. req ui red, Hi bmti 1/ 
in a ItoersJ wny bid in 
a special *enae, a- .■: 
he 11 i-J. 

there mutt be within him 
the knowledge and akill re- 
quired to shape U 
balanco will be perfect and 
the bulk left in the correct place. 
Thia is something that comas only 
■ Kperience, and we claim 
that a bat-making* career extending 
SO iwenly-iiino years, with un- 
equalled facllitkM at our command, 
should be considered when play era 
decide whose bata they will uae. 

■ • 

i-.ii i irifl I.- 

u u ri d p€r> 
m beJnfsjjj 
finish ami qual- 
ity of Umber, and 
placing our 
trade-mark and mark 
A superiority ujwn 
thi-m we do ao with per- 
fect confidence that they 
will sustain the reputation 
of A. G. Spalding & Bros. 
fur furnishing good* of satis* 
factory quality. 
All Spalding Gold Medal Bata 
era made of moat cart-fully selec- 
ted beat white ash. seasoned ill 
open sheda for three yearn (not kiln 
Each bat la ] 
the Critical eye of one of the beat 
«*— known old-time base ball players and 
carefully tented btilON being packed. 

No. CM. Spalding Cold Medal Plain Bet. goWeo Amah. - • - tech. »l.00 
No. GMT. Spalding Gold Medal Taped Bet. white w« flnlih. - - I. CO 

No. CMB. Spalding Boy** CoM Medal Plain Bat. golden finUh, boy*' die. •• 





New York Chicago St. Louis Denver San Y 

ipolia Baltimore KanaaaCity New Orleans 
liuira!,) Philadelphia Waahinffton Pittabura Syracuse Cincinnati 
M,.n!r,.;il. Can. l-omlon. Knglancl 



(f—-^ an 
[ Base 

were won by A. G. SPALDING & BROS, at the Louisiana 
Purchase Exposition, 1<KM, for the Im-sl, most complete.* 
and most attractive installation of Gymnastic Apparatus, 
Ball and Athletic S upplies shown a., tin* Worid'l 


Spalding Mushroom Bat 

IN thin bat a principle has been utilited which makes a bat 
"f the same weight many times more effective than the 
ordinary style under certain conditions, and as an all- 
round bat we have received many letters from prominent 
professional players testifying to their appreciation of the 
good points of its construction. They say: " Both balance 
and model are perfect." Only the very best quality of air 
dried timber has been used and every one is carefully tested 
by an expert before leaving our factory. The knob arrange- 
ment at the end of the bat enables us to get a more even dis- 
B of weight over the whole length than is possible 
under the old construction, and for cerUin kinds of play 

the bat is practically invaluable 
We recommend it heartily to our customer*, feeling certain 
that they will And in the combination of good qualities which 
it po sses ses something that they have sought for in vain else- 

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lie SMMH MkItmi l«M III. 

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„Cily NewOrlearui 
Buffalo Phil*i 

Mc.niri-ttl. ( Jin. 

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wciv w-»nby AC. SPALDING A BROS, at the Louisiana 
Purchase Exposition, 1904, for >-it complete ^ 

and most attractive Installation* tic Apparatqa, 

Bart Ball and Athletic Supplies shown at the World'* Fa 


i .tructtun 

of traflf-mark*'} h>U, tS.-y ho<re been rttognlxad 

- poMibtc w* haw 
i aaaortnwnt a* now made up compriaui absolutely 

Btyle* that t Tha limber twod in 

n yan before using, thiw ensuring not only a 


No JO. -i ..d-lir,;- Wacon Tongue Aah Bat. taague quality, niwcial finiiih, Spotted 

» 60e * 
Nu OX. BpaMhtt' 'n* wind handle. 

iK Black Band Hat. exlra quality aih. . 



Spalding Junior !*•*«« Bat. «W quality aah; apotwd burning. 
I Suuldrn* Boira' Bal. oelected quality aah. jwluhed and i 


Spalding Boya' Bat. aelected 

antique fiij.'li. 


£=, CI "' r San Frandaeo 
Minneapolis Baltimore Orleana 
Buffalo Philadelphia Washington Pittsburg Cincinnati 
Montreal, C Lomlmi. England 


were won by A. G. SPALDING & EROS, at the Louisiana 

I Purchase Exposition, 1904, for the best, most complete 

and most attractive installation of Gymnastic Apparatus, 

Base Ball and Athletic Supplies shown at the World's Fair. 


S palding 

"Professional" Catchers' MiLt. 

No. 8-0. Each, $7.00: 

Tho facing of this mitt is white buck specially selected and 
absolutely the quality pro cur able. Made without bed 
patl; padding in accordance with the i'lea» of the best profes- 
sional catchers in this country. Sides and back are of the 
quality calf it hair felt, raw- 

hide lacing at the back, Ktraiwmd-huckle fa <t.-ning, reinforced 
and laced at the thumb. This mitt is slightly smaller than 
our Perfection No. 7-0, and in weight is somewhat lighter. 



New York Chicago St. Louis l».t,v.r San Francisco 

£ 0! 2 ! , „. ."'"""ipolis Baltimore Kansas City New Orleans 

Buffalo 1 hiladelphia Washington Pittsburg Syracuse Cincinnati 
Montreal. Can. l/>ndon. England 


were won by A. G. SPALDING & BROS, at the Louisiana 

Purchase Exposition, 1904, fur the best, most complete 

and most attractive installation of Gymnastic Apparatus, 

Base Ball and Athletic Supplies shown at the World's Fair, 







This mask is used by practically all catchers 
on [eagni and semi-professional 

teams. The patent stin shade protects the 
eyes without obstructing the view. Mask- is 
made throughout o{ finest steel wire, extra 
heavy black enameled. Fitted with molded' 
leather chin strap, hair filled pads and spe- 
ial elastic head hand. 

No. 4-0. Each, $4.00 

Send for Spalding's Complete Catalogue of all Athletic Sports 




New York Chicago St. Iouia Denver San Francisco 
Boston Minneapolis Baltimore Kansas City New Orleans 
Buffalo Philadelphia Washington ritLihurg Syracuse Cincinnati 
Montreal. Can. London, England 


wore won by A. G. SPALDINr;& TIROS, at the Louisiana 

most eomplat«( 
and in-. 1 : 
Base Hall anil Ath letic Supplies shown at the W orld's Fair. 

The Spalding 
Uniform No. 

Workmanship an<l i 
rial in tliis uniform 
the very highest quality 
throughout Usedexclu- 
by all league ami 
professional clubs for 
years past is sufficient 
if itsqualil 

The Spalding Uniform No.O. 

Complete, $15.60 
Net price to clubs ordering 
for Entire Team. Suil.$l.!.V) 
Count; V. 


The University 
Uniform No. 1 

In workmanship ami 
quality of material our 
University l filiform No. i 
is equal to our No. o 
Uniform, but slightly 

University Uniform No. I 
Complete. $12.50 

Net price to club* ordering 

for I .ntm Iram. Suit, $10.00 

Navy Blue, Brown. Cardinal 


No extra charge f, „ „,„„, ot riub „„, lor 

detachable sleeve*. 

A. C. 

1 I 
|H'itr..i., i 


4. BROS. 

San Fran- 

-]«-«n« |1 
rarum Clm IniMrtMl 
I -irui 

rlMM I 


were won by A. G. SPALDING & BROS, at the Louisiana 
km, 1904, for the beet, most • ■■ 
attract Ivs in 4pparato 

ind Athletic Supplies shown at the World's " 


y were wor 

^-—3 ") Pnrchaae 
(7—^ and most 
| [ Haso Hall a 


us. V- >1 

Club Special 
Uniform No. 3 

of Rowl qualily 

pattern*. Well B 

mi outfit for una- 
lubs. A n 1 
young men', roil 

made, ami of good, 

;l. On rx- 

actly name patterns as tlic 
league suita. 

Club Special Uniform No. 3 

Complete $7.00 

Net price to clubs ordering 

I .r Entire Team. Suit, $5.50 

;;: While. Pearl 
■> ale Gray.Lurhl 
Haroon, Royal Blue, Navy 
Blue, lirown, Cardinal, 

i rata or: Club I 
Shin, any ityle: Club Special 

Stocking:*, No. 3K: Club Spe- 
cial dtp. any style; Club 
BpeeiaJ Web I : . - ! t_ 
|No extra charge for lettering ah 

Amateur Special 
Uniform No. 4 

Made of food quality flannel, 
and compares favorably with 

ins of other tn a k e r s 

much higher price. 
An excellent wearing: uniform, 

: i ! ftniahed as well ■ 

Very jh'P- 
ular with the younger 
hall players. 

Complete $5.00 

Net price to clubs ordering 
for Entire Team. Suit, $4.00 

COLOH Light Gray, 

BlUS Gray. Mar<x»n, Navy 
i Ireen, 

fTXNGOF. Amateur Spe- 
cial Shirt., any style; Ama- 
teur Special Pants, padded. 
Amateur Special Stockings, 
No. 4B; Amateur Special 

Cap, styles 2\ and r> only; 

Amateur Special Web Belt 
irU with name of club nor for 





1 '>rk Chicago St Louis Denver San Francisco 
tpolia Haiti' -• NewOi 
Butfulo Philadelphia Washington Pittsburg Syracuse Cincinnati 
Montreal, i Ixmdon, England 


were won by A. O. SPALDING & BROS, at the Louisiana 

. Purchase Exposition, 1904, for the beat, most complete 

and moat attractive installation of Gymnastic Apparatus 

Base Ball and Athletic Supplies, a hown at the World's Fair. 



The Spalding 
Junior Uniform No. 5 

This uniform is mad 

ly fur clubs com- 
1 of boys and youths, 

and will stand the hard- 
ind of wear. Made 

and trimmed in first 

Spalding Junior Uniform No. 

5. Complete, $4.00 

Net price to clubf otdaxng 

Nine or more Unifonm, 

Per »uit. $3.00 

u "ass 

"•'""". 'iray. 

'"' -.Mix. 

Bhiru. with 

Bordateohablc ..!■•• 


Junior I'anm. p„ 

m K J 

I only: Spalding : 

*>l>alilmic Junior Stocking*. 

The Spalding 
Youths' Uniform No. 6 

The Spalding Youths' Uniform 

No. 6. Complete, $2.00 

Net price to club* ordering 

nine or more uniformi, 

Far «iit, $1.50 

well made of 

quality Gray material. 


The Spalding Youths' 

Shirt, button front, with 

one fell I \ The 

ling You' 
padded; The Spalding 

Spalding Yon 

style ai; The Spalding 

Youths' Rclt. 
The ]>ri' <• at which we 
idling this uniform 
should make it exti I 



^=3 A. C. SPALDING 4. BROS. (L 

San IWf 

■ y New Orl«in» 

liultalo 1 l„U| lllllla w hmK , - e Syraeui- Cincinnati 

Montreal. ( „n. | , m j 



w a re woe by A. <;. SPALDIN04 BROS, at the I.< 

Porcha on, 1904, for tha beat "" ,;l complete 

and moat attractive installation of Gymnastic Apparatus, 

H asp Hall a nd Athletic Supplies shown at the World's Fair, 

=5 C 


The Interscholastic Uniform No. 2 

Made of same grade of material as our higher priced 
uniforms, but of lighter weight This is one of our 
most popular suits and will give the best of Bati 
tion. Can usually be worn two seasons. 

Interscholastic Uniform No. 2. 
Net price to clubs ordering for 
Entire Team. . . Suit, 
White, Pearl Gray, Vale Gray 
Black, Greep, Maro 

Navy Blue, Brown, 

style; In tic Pants, any style; Inter- 

scholastic Stockings, No. 2k; Interscholastic 
Cap, any style; Interscholastic Web Belt. 

No extra charge fdr lettering shirts with name of club 
nor for detachable sleeves. 

We bai e on hand a special flanm I, 
Royal 1'urple, dyed particularly for 
teams connected with the (held- of 
Elks. While we do not recommend 
that this he made up solid color in suits, 
still it makes a beautiful 
combination as trimming on 
white Bannel, and we arc 
making these uniforms 
in that way in our Nos. o, 1 
and a qualities only. 

= ^\ 


Light Gray, 
Royal I 

Shirt, any 



New York Chicago St. I < 1: : Donvar San Francisco 

Boston Minneapolis Baltimore Kansaa City New Orleans 

Buffalo Philadelphia Washington Pittshtirjr Syracuse Cincinnati 
M.„ . 1 London. England 



were won by A. G. SPALDING & BROS, at the Louisiana 
Purchase Exposition, 1904, for the best, most complete 
and most attractive installation of Gymnastic A pps 
Base Ball and Athletic Supplies shown at the World 
5 G = 


omplste /— £— ■ J 
>aratua, ^-— ^ 
rld's Fair. | [ 


The Spalding Highest* Quality 
Base Ball Shoe 

: ^\ 

No. j.o 

Our "Highest Quality" Base Ball Slum- la hand-made throughout 
and of specially selected kangaroo leather. Km . baleen 

in its general coustruction, and no pains or expense spared in 
making this shoe not only of the v- Quality, but a per- 

fect shoe in every detail. The plates, made exclusively for this 
shoe, are of the finest hand-forged razor steel and firmly riveted 
to heel and sole. 
No. 2-0. "Highest Quality." Per pair, $6.00 

The Spalding Sprinting Shoe 

Same quality as our No. 2-0 shoe, but built on our famous running 
■hoe last. Weigh abont eigl)- 

with extra care throughout. 

s. Sprinting Shoo. ivr pair. $6.50 
Semi tor Spalding's Complete Catalogue of all Athletic Sports. 




New York Chicago St. Louis Denver San Francisco] 
Boston Minneapolis Baltimore Kansas City New (i 
Buffalo Philadelphia Washington Pittsburg Syracuse Cincinnati 
Montn I London. England 


wore won by A. G. SPALDING & BROS, at the Louisiana 
Purchase Exposition, 1904, for the best, most complete 
and most attractive installation of Gymnastic Apparati 
Base Ball and Athletic Supplies shown at the World" 


plete •** *— -/ 
atus, ^—-^s 
's Fair. ] 




Spalding Club Special Shoe 


Made of carefully selected satin 
calfskin, machine sewed, very / 
substantially constructed, and a / 
first-class shoe in every par- 
ticular. Steel plates riveted to 
heel and sole. 
Per pair, $5.00 

Spalding Amateur Special Shoe 

Made of Rood quality calfskin, 
machine sewed; a serviceable 
and durable shoe, and one we 
can specially recommend. 
Plates riveted to heel and sole. 
No. 35. Per pair, $3.50 

Spalding Junior Shoe 

A leather shoe, complete with 
plates. Made on regular base 
ball shoe last ami an excellent 

shoe for junior teams. 

No. 37- P cr P*iTi $-'-oo 

Send for Spalding's Complete Catalogue of all Athletic Sports 



New York Chicago St. Louis Denver San Francisco 

Boston Minneapolis Baltimore Kansas City New Orleans 

BufTalo Philadelphia Washington Pittshurg Syracuse Cincinnati 

Montreal. Can. London. England 



were won l»y A. G. SPALDING & BROS, at the Louisiana 

Purchase Exposition, 1904, for the heat, most complete 

and most attractive installation of Gymnastic Apparatus, 

Base Ball and Athletic Supplies shown at the World's Fair. 



Our "Highest Quality" Stock- 
ings are superior so anything 
ever offered for athletic wear, 
and combine oil the essentia 
of a perfect stocking. They 
are all wool, have white feet, 
are heavy ribbed, full fash- 
ioned, hug the leg closely but 
comfortably, and are very dur- 
able. The weaving is of an 
exclusive and unusually hand- 
some design. 


No. 3-0. 

Plain colors, white 
. Per pair, $1.50 

Black. Navy 
Maroon. Other colors 
to order only. Pri- 
on application. 1 K-S 

No. IRS 
No. 2RS 
No. 3RS 

H.-;ivv weight. 

Medium weight. ... 

Good weight. .... 

Plain Colors 

Per pair, $1.25 


No. IR. 

No. 2R. 

No. riR. 

N... IR. 

Heavy weight, all wool. 

Medium weight, all wool. 

Good weight, wool legs ami cotton feet 

Cotton. ..... 

Per pair, $1.00 



: Black, Navy. Maroon, Royal Blue end Starlet. 
Send for Spalding's Complete Catalogue of all Athletic Sports. 

No. 3-OS. Striped, white feet; made to order only, any color. $1.75 

Striped Ribbed Stockings 

Best quality, all wool: stripes 2-inch, alternate. Colon: Scarlel 

and Black, Navy and Red, Orange and Black. Maroon and White, 

Royal Blue and White; Royal Blue and Black. Navy and White. 

Other colors to order only; prices on application. 





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No. 12 Association Foot Ball 

una valuable information, diagram! of play, and rules for both 
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No. 13 Howto Play Hand Ball 

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,. "* 'Prof. H. h, who was for yearn physical dir. 

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3he American champion on the flying 
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No. 12a How to Row 

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No. 129 Water Polo 

By Gus Sundstrom, instructor at the 
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No. 135 Official Handbook 
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The A. A. I', i; tin- governing body of 
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and all games moat Km held under its rules, 
which are exclusively published in this 
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jumping, weight throwing, hurdling, pole vaulting, swimming, boxing, 
wrestling, etc., and in an encyclopedia in itself. Price 10 cents. 
No. 136-Offlcial Y. M- C. A. Handbook 

Edited by G T. Repbron, the well-known athletic authority. It contains 
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No. 138 Official Croquet Guide 

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No. 142 Physical Training Simplified 

By Prof. E. P». Warman, the well-known physical culture expert. Is a 
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exercises for the fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, hips. 
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No. 143 Indian Clubs and 

Two of the most popular forms of home 
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No. 149-The Care of the Body 

A book that all who value health should read and follow its instruc- 
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muscular Christianity; eating: diet- various opinions; hill of fare for 
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constituents of a day's ration -beefsteak, potatoes bread, butter, water; 
germs of disease, etc. Price 10 cents. 

No. 154 Field Hockey 

To those in need of vigorous and health- 
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player and spectator alike is kept . 

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No. 156 The Athlete's Guide 

How to heroine an athlete. It contains 
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weights, general hints on training; in fact, 
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No. 157 How to Play Lawn 


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N w*, 1 l5 f _,nd00r and Outdoor Gymnastic Carries 

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No. 165 The Art of Fencing 

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No. 174 Distance and Cross 

Country Running 

By George Orton. the famous University 
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the longer distances, and cross-country 
running and steeplechasing, with instruc- 
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served when preparing for a contest. 
Illustrated with numerous pictures of 

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bad points shown. Price 10 cents. 

No. 177-How to Swim 

By J. H. Sterrett, the leading authority 
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the breast stroke: breathing; ander-arm aiafl stroke; scientific strokes— 
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No. 178 How to Train for 

Gives methods <»f the best riders when 
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hints on training. Uevised and up-to-date 
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No. ISO Rm^ Hockey 

A new game- for the gymnasium, invented by Dr. J. M. Vorhees of 
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No. 182 Ail-Around Athletics 

(jives in full the method of scoring the Ail-Around Championship, 
giving percentage tables showing what each man receives for each per- 
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No. 185 Health Hints 

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of health influenced by insulation; health influenced by underwear; 
health influenced by color; exercise, who needs it? Price 10 cents. 

No. 187-How to Play Roller Polo 

Edited by J. C. Morse. A full description of the game ; official rules ; 
pictures of teams ; other articles of interest. Price 10 cents. 

No. 188 Lawn Hockey, Tether Tennis, Coif Cro- 
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Parlor Hockey, Badminton 

Containing the rules for each game. Illustrated. Price 10 cents. 

No. 189-Rules for Games 

Compiled by Jessie H. Bancroft, director of physical training, depart- 
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No. mi How to Punch the 

By W. H. Rothwell ("Young Corbett"). 
champion featherweight of the world. 
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No. 193 How to Play Basket 

By <_;. T. Hepbron, editor of the Official 
Ball Guide. Contains full instruc- 
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the novice, duties of officials, and specially 
posed full page pictures showing the cor- 
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No. 194 Racquets, Squash- 
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The need of an authoritative handbook 
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No. 195 Official RoqueCuide 

The official publication of the National 
Roque Association of America. Edited by 
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No. 199 Equestrian Polo 

Compiled by H. I-. Fit/.l'atriek of the 
New York Sun. Illustrated with portraits 
of leading player* and contains moat useful 
information for polo players in relation to 

playing the gann-, nhonalng of equipment 

and mounts: contains the official rules and 
handicaps of the National Association. 
Price 10 cents. 

No. 200 Dumb-Bells 

is undoubtedly the best work on 
dumb-liells that has ever been otfered. 
The author, Mr. G. Bojus, of New York 
City, was formerly superintendent of phy- 
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schools, instructor at Columbia University, 
Instructor for four years at. the Columbia 
summer school, and is now proprietor of the 
Liberty Street Gymnasium, at 121 Liberty 
Street. New York City. The book contains 200 photographs of all the 
various exercises, with the instructions in large, readable type. It should 
be in the hands of every teacher and pupil of physical culture, and is in- 
valuable for home exercise as well. Price 10 cents. 

No. 20I Lacrosse From Candidate to Team 

By William ser, captain Johns Hopkins University champion 

intercollegiate lacrosse team of 1908 : edited by Ronald T. Abercrombie. 
ex-captain and coach of Johns Hopkins University lacrn n 1-1904. 

Every position is thoroughly explained in a most simple and concise man- 
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with numerous snapshots of important plays. Price 10 cents. 

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No. 202 How to Play Base 

Edited by T. H. Mumanc. Now and re- 
vised edition. Contents: How to bet-inn . i 
batter, by Napoleon LajoJe, James Collins, 
Hugh Jennings and Jesse TannebiH; how 
to run the bases, by Jack Doyle and Frank 
L. Chance; advice to base runners, by 
James E. Sullivan, Secretary-Tn-a sun -r 
A.A.U.; how to become a good pitcher, 
by Cy Young, Rube" Waddell and Bert Cunningham; on curve pitching, 
by Cy Young. James J. Callahan, Frank Donahue, Vic Willis, William 
Dineen and Charley Nichols: how to become a good catcher, by Eddie 
Phelps, William Sullivan and M. J. Kitt ridge; how to play first base, by 
Hugh Jennings; how to play second base, by Napoleon Lajoieand William 
Gleason; how to play third base, by James Collins and Lave Cross; how 
to play shortstop, by Herman Long; how to play the infield, by Charles 
A. Comiskey; how to play the outfield, by Fred Clarke; the earmarks 
of a ball player, by John J. McGraw; good advice for players; how to 
organize a team; how to manage a team: how to score a game; how to 
umpire a game; base ball rules interpreted for boys. Price 10 cents. 

No. 204 Official Intercollegiate A. A. A. Handbook 

Contains constitution, by-laws, laws of 
athletics, and rules to govern the award- 
ing of the championship cup of the In- 
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Amateur Athletes of America, the govern- 
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official Entercollegis i from 1876 
to 1904, with the winner's name and time 
tn each event, Hat of points won by each 
college, and list of officers of tile associa- 
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No. 205 Official Handbook of the Public Schools 
Athletic League 

This is the official liaiidU»ok of the Public Schools Athletic T<mgW», 
which i ii the public schools of Greater New York. It contains 

the Official rules that govern all the contests of the league, and consti- 
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intendent of physical education in the New York public schools, and 
Wm. C.J. Kelly, secretary of the league. Illustrated. Price 10 cents. 

No. 20G How to Play Golf 

No golfer ■ >: ;i copy of 

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to play game, with life-like illustrations 
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imjHjrtant players, and a directory giving 
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No. 207 Bowling on the 

Green; or, Lawn Bowls 
How to construct a gr i ecossary equip- 
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Bowling Association. Edited by Mr. James 
W. Greig. Illustrated. Price 10 cents. 

No. 208 Physical Education and Hygiene 

This is the fifth of the Physical Training- series, by Prof. E. B. Warmaii 
(see Nos. 142, 1-19, 16G and 186). and a glance at the contents will show the 
variety of subjects : Chapter I — Basic principles ; longevity. Chapter II 
—Hints on eating; food values; the uses of salt. Chapter III- Medicinal 
value of certain foods. Chapter IV- The efficacy of sugar; sugar, food 
for muscular work; eating for strength and endurance; fish as brain 
food; food for the children. Chapter V— Digestibility ; bread; appen- 
dicitis due toflour. Chapter VI— Hintsondrinking— Water, milk, butter- 
milk, tea, coffee ; how to remain young. Chapter VII— Hints on bathing ; 
cold. hot. warm, tepid, salt, sun, air. Russian, Turkish, cabinet. Chapter 
VIII — Hints on breathing; breathlessness, heart strain, second wind, 
yawning, the art of yogi. Price 10 cents. 

No. 20O How to Become a Skater 

Contains advice for beginners: how to become a figure skater thor- 
oughly explained, with many diagrams showing how to do all the 
different tricks of the best figure skaters, including the Mohawk, with 
all its variations; Q's. forward and backward, inside and outside; tho 
crosscuts, including the difficult Swedish style; inside and outside 
spins; the grapevine, with its numerous branches, and many other styles, 
which will be comparatively simple to any one who follows the directions 
given. Profusely illustrated with pictures of prominent skaters and 
numerous diagrams. Price in cents. 

No, 2IO How to Play Foot Ball 

Edited by Walter Camp. Tin- contents embrace everything that a 
beginner wants to know and many points that an expert will be glad 
to learn. The pictures are made from snapshots of leading teams and in- 
dividual players in action, with comments by Walter Camp. Price 10 cents. 

No. 211 Spalding's Official 

Foot Ball Guide 

Edited by Walter Camp. Contains the 

new rules, with diagram of field as newly 

arranged; pedal chapters on the game, 

foot ball for the spectator, All-America 

. as selectedhy leading authoi 
Middle West. Southern. Canadian 

ball, records, and pictures of all the i 

inent team lag nearly 

players. Pritt 

No. 212 Official Basket Ball 

-l by George T. Hepbron Contains 

the revised Official rule:; ,,-, dis- 

puted points, recoi | earns. 

reports on the game from various parts 
of the country, and pictures of hundreds 
of players. The standard basket ball an- 
nual of the country. Price 10 ■ > 

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No. 213-285 Health Answers 

Contents: Necessity for exercise in the summer; three rules for bicy- 
cling; when going up-hill; siuing out on summer nights; ventilating a 
bedroom: ventilating a house; how to obtain pure air; bathing; salt 
water baths at home; a substitute for ice water: drinking ice water; to 
cure insomnia: asleep in two minutes: for those who ride wheels; summer 
outdoor exercise: profuse perspiration; danger of cheeking perspiration; 
dress, hot weather, etc.. etc. Price 10 cents. 

No. 214- Graded Calisthenics and Dumb-Bell 

By Albert B. Wegener, Physical I Hrector Y. M. C. A.. Rochester. N. Y. 
Ever since graded apparatus work has been used in gymnastics, the ne- 
of having a mass drill that would harmonize with it has been felt. 
For years it has been the established custom in most gymnasiums of 
memorizing a set drill, never varied from one year's end to the other. 
Consequently the beginner was given the same kind and amount as the 
older member. With a view to giving uniformity the present treatise is 
attempted. Price 10 cents 

No. 215 Indoor Base Bail 

America's national game is now vieing with other indoor games as a 
winter pastime. This book contains the playing rules, pictures of leading 
teams, and interesting articles on the game. Price 10 cents. 

No. 216- How to Become a Bowler 

By S. Karpf, Secretary of the American Howling Congress, and one 
of the best posted men on l>owling in America. Contents: History of the 
sport: diagrams of effective deliveries; how to IjowI; a few hints to be- 
ginners; American Bowling Congress: the national championships; how 
to build an alley; how to score; spares— how they are made. Rules for 
cocked hat. rocked hat and feather, quintet, battle game, nine up and 
nine down, head pin and four bark, ten pins— head pin out, five hack, the 
Newport game, ten pin head pin game, duckpin game, head phi game, 
Dayton candle (robber neck) pin game, New England candle pin game. 
Illustrated with portraits of all the prominent bowlers. Price 10 cents. 

No. 217 Official Athletic Al- 

Compiled by .1. K. Sullivan. Chief Depart 
ment Physical Culture. Louisiana Purchase 
Exposition, and Director Olympic (lames. 
190-1. The only annual publication now 
i that contains a complete list of 
amateur best-au-reeords; complete inter- 
coliegiate records; complete English re- 
iwimming records: inter- 
scholastic records: Irish. Scotch and Austral* reports of 
leading athletic meets; skating records: important sthletie events and 
numerous photos of individual athletes and leading athletic teams, I his 
year's i edal Olympic Gams number and contains the only •Jul 
account of the Olympic Games "f 1904, and :. review of Anthropological 
idium, being the first time on record where 

athletic eve, in which savages were the exclusive par- 

ticipant uthoritative basis for a comparison 

between the abilitie ."ft he civilized athlete and the savage. Price lOcents. 

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No. 218 Ice Hockey and Ice Polo 

Written by the most famous player in Canada. A. Farrell, of the 
Shamrock hockey team of Montreal. It contains a complete description 
of the game, its origin, points of a good player, and an instructive ar- 
ticle on how game is played, with diagrams and official rules. Illus- 
trated with pictures of leading teams. Price 10 cents. 

No. 219 Base Ball Percen- 
tage Book 

To supply a demand for a book which 
would show the percentage of clubs with- 
out recourse to the arduous work of figur- 
ing, the publishers of Spalding's Athletic 
Library have had Mr. John B. Foster, 
Sporting Editor of the New York Evening 
ram. compile a book which answers 
every requirement, and which lias met 

with the greatest praise for its accuracy and simplicity. No follower of 

the game can afford to be without it. Price 10 cents. 

No. 220 Official Base Ball 

ted by Henry Chad wick, the "Father 
of l!u.;e Hall." the official publication of 
base ball. It contains a complete record 
of all leagues in America, pictures of 
teams, official rules ami reviews of the 
game. The standard base ball annual of 
the country. Price 10 cents. 

No. 221 Spalding's Lawn 
Tennis Annual 

Contains official statistics. phot<»graphs 
\ Of leading players, special artich\. on the 

game, review of Important tournaments, 

official rules, handicapping rules and tab- 
les; list of fixtures for the current year ami 
other valuable information. Price 10 cents. 

No. 222 Spalding's Official 
Cricket Guide 

Edited by Jerome Klannery. The most 
complete year book of the game that has 
ever been published in America. It con- 
tains all the ; year. 
ffjeial ruleu 
and pictures of all ili<- lending '-.una and 
individual players. Price 10 cenU. 


An Encyclopedia of Base Ball 

Attention is called to the following ten numbers of Spalding's Athletic 
Library, embracing the greatest collection of books of Instruction for 
playsng the various positions in the game that has ever been published. 
These books are entirely new and up-to-date, and contain the latest 
methods pi play, as only last season's star players were consulted in 
compilation. Bach number is complete in itself and is profusely illus- 
trated. \'.<- sure and ask for Spalding's Athletic Library. Price 10 cents 
for each book. Fur detailed description see following numbers; 

No. 223 How to Bat 

The most important part of ball playing 
nowads of pitching, is hatting. 

The team that can hat and has some good 
pitchers can win base ball Barnes: there- 
very boy and young man who has, of 
course, already learned to catch, should 
• ntion to this department of the 
game, and there is no better way of becom- 
proAcient than by reading this book and 
then constantly practising the little tricks explained therein. It is full of 

good advice to batsmen, and many ffood batters will be surprised to find 
contained in it so many points of which they were unaware. Kdited by 
Jesse F. Matleson of ihe Chicago American, and profusely i!!u 
Price 10 cents. 

No. 224 How to 

Play the 

plied e j x eially for the young* player 

who would became an expert. The best 

m playing the outfield that ha 
been published. There are just as many 

learned, before a player can 

In any 

other position on a nine, and this book ex- 
■ them all I (with numerous 

page pictures of leading outfielders. Price 10 cents. 

No. 225 How to Play First Base 

ion on a ball team has 
shown such a change for U i 

Modifical - 
line with th< ; .,rt in 

every department have been made at 
vals, but in no other department have they 

cal No Boy who pis 
initial sack can afford to overlook the points 
and hints contained in this book. Entirely 
new ai ate. Illustrated with full 

page pictures of all the prominent first basemen. Price 10 cents. 


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No. 226 How to Play Second Base 

There are bo few men who can cover 

second base b on that their names 

can easily be called off by anyone who fol- 

tie gam* of base ball. Team ownen 

who possess such players would not part 
with them for thousands of dollars. These 
lave been Interviewed and their ideas 
incorporated in this book for the especial 
of boys who want to know the fine 
points of play at this point at 
VJ.E W rav »„„:„„ ... Illustrated with full pagl Edited 

*.. wray, sporting e<ii tor fflobe-Denoerat, St. Lot cent*. 

No. 227 How to Play Third Base 

Thinl base is. in some respects, the most 
j Important of the infield. No major league 
is ever won a pennant witl 
bird baseman. Collinaoi 

Pittsburg are two 
of the greatest third be emeu the srame 
•r seen, and their teams owe much 
nennants the 

1 1" play the position. Every- 

forth and in t„ . ,..n . .'"'"" ■ player ihoald know I 

reading Tot thisT T" 9 ,V, rely " ""eful 

"u>ng or this book. IIIusi, 

No. 2i8 How to Play Short- 

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Price LO 

229 How to Catch 


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No, 230 How to Pitch 

A now. up-to-date book. Published for 
the Aral time this year. No boy can afford 
to be withoul . Edited bs 

B Foetal cd the Evening Telegram (New 
York). The ook ia to aiil 

ginnera who aepira t" become clever 
twtrlera, and Iti eontenta ere the practical 
teaching of men who ha 

end who have had i 
both i , : \ [ag 

oden against 

that have enjoyed national re; < Young, the famous I 

American prbenef, whoee itoadinoaa tn the box te proverbial, ; 

.U what a boy should do to obtain it; San. 
IW1 how to pitch the outcurve; Willi. 

i taUa how to pitch an Enahoot; Thomae 
■ '■ 'onnity, the "iron man," 
of the Mew York Nationals, explains how be uses his successful rauie 
bail and hie famous "cross tire"; Christy 

New York PojoQfoonda, dtacuaees the body swing; Frank Hahn, who in 

left-handed, haa aomethmg of mten who use that member; 

I hfcGraw, Glanta' brilliairl mmisaoi, illenniiaee uii Uie 

elder, and i treer aaa twirler. 

on; Al < »rt h. the 'YurveleMH wonder/ 

1 bt do what VOU , i .... HI vx . 

plain h how to act when runnere are on buy farm er 

pitcher of the Boston Nationals and now manager of the St. Louie Na- 

. deHcribea the jump ball; Krank Sparks tn ange of pace, 

lew York Ai 
«•* at !.-f.^»t. la ho fumoufi an exponent 

1 i. Priee 1<» cent*. 

No. 231 How to Coach; How to Captain a Team; 
How to Manage a Team; How to Umpire: How 
to Organize a League. 

' ■HlII.H. 

\ men can it, 
he St 


r>n 1 

- -"«ku<-, r> n now u> organize iifir 

"°- 232 How to Run the Bases 


aee running" aa a 
national frame in 

**" manner. Kfr.. 

Spalding's Athletic Library 

the (cam by advancing its runners without wasting hits, but it serves 
to materially disconcert the enemy and frequently Has caused an entire 
opposing club to temporarily loo throw away the game. 

This book gives clear and concise directions for sxcelling as a base runner; 
tells whan to run and when not to do so ; bow and when to slide ; team 
work on the bases; in fact, every point of the game is thoroughly ex- 
plained. In addition such clever men as Barry Bay, 
ClaVelander; Frank Chance, Rill Dahlen and Hans Wagner describe their 
methods of action. Illustrated with pictures of leading players. Price ■ 

No. 233 -Jiu Jitsu 

A complete description of this famous .Japanese system of self-defence. 
Each move thoroughly explained and. illustrated with numerous full page 
pictures of Messrs. A. Minami and K. Koyama, two of the most famous 
exponents of the Jiu Jitsu in America, who posed especially for this 
book. Be sure and ask fur the Spalding Athletic Library book on Jiu 
Jitsu. Price 10 cents. 

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